2023 Valkyries – Ostara 2oz Silver Ultra High Relief Coin
What awaits us after death? The Norse warriors were certain that they would meet the Valkyries on the other side. These beautiful goddesses, daughters of Odin – the god of war and warriors, would carry the heroes to the afterlife, to Valhalla. There the brave heroes fought battles and their attendants served them at the feast table. Apart from that, however, they decided the fate of the combatants – they sent them to death, gave them life, announced defeat or victory.
The exceptionally beautiful golden-haired virgins wore shining helmets and armour and rode winged horses and wolves. Their weapons were spears and shields, which contrasted strongly with the delicate white robes. The Valkyries series will pay tribute to the female Germanic warriors who bravely faced the enemies they encountered. Their names are full of symbolism, which we will try to present on the coins in the most interesting way, with characteristic for us care and attention to detail.
SECOND OF THE SERIES – OSTARA
Introducing Ostara, the second coin in the Valkyries series from Germania Mint. 2023 Valkyries – Ostara 2oz Silver Ultra High Relief Coin continues the collection of Germanic goddesses, daughters of Odin, who according to Germanic mythology supported the bravest warriors who fell in battle. Ostara symbolizes spring awakening and bloom. With her comes freshness, light and joy.
The obverse depicts Ostara, the goddess of the victory of life over death and is accompanied by a deer and a hare, symbols of fertility. According to beliefs, while walking in the snow, the Valkyrie found an injured bird and transformed it into a more cold-resistant animal – a rabbit. Ostara herself is clad in an airy white gown and floral garland. Her neckline is decorated with the Berkanan rune – responsible for vitality and regeneration, female fertility and beauty. The obverse also features the inscription “OSTARA”.
The reverse presents a design that combines Germania Mint’s characteristic double-headed eagle, with the goddesses animal – a deer. The shield, which includes the year of issue, metal alloy and denomination, features Germanic runes.
Each coin comes antiqued in an ultra high relief setting. The front of the coin has green and yellow colouring providing a stark contrast. The coins individual serial number is engraved on the bottom edge of the coin.
Each 2023 Valkyries – Ostara 2oz Silver Ultra High Relief Coin is presented in a protective capsule that floats inside of a themed wooden display. Each wooden display is provided in a black Germania Mint sleeve and packaged inside of cardboard packaging that has an Ostara themed green sleeve with the coins unique serial number. Each coin is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity that matches the one engraved on the coin. A packaged trading card is also provided.
|Silver Content||(Troy oz)||2.000|
|Monetary Denomination||(DEM)||10 Mark|
ABOUT GERMANIA MINT
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