2021 South Korea Achilles Shield 2oz .999 Antiqued Silver Stacker
The theme here is Achilles Shield, the one used by the hero to fight Hector, as told in Homer’s ‘Iliad’. Achilles had lent his armour to his close friend Patroclus, who was killed in battle with Hector. Deciding to avenge his friend, Achilles returned to battle, using a shield made for him by the god, Hephaestus.
Unlike much of Greek mythology, Homer goes into great detail on what the shield looked like. he described the centre as being filled with The Earth, sky and sea, the sun, the moon and the twelve constellations, Around that was depicted two city scenes, one of a legal trial, the other of a military siege. Around that was another ring filled with scenes of life, both urban and rural.
The obverse features an incredibly detailed design of Achilles’ shield as depicted by Homer in his poem, the “Iliad”. The round is domed as well as being high relief, allowing multiple pieces to be stacked on top of each other.
Each Achilles Shield 2oz Silver Stacker is provided in a fitted capsule.
|Silver Content||(Troy oz)||2|