Mythological stories of Olympian deities relate tales of heroic adventures, divine folly, giants, monsters, and mortals. Greek Gods in the Olympian Pantheon is the first of several collections of ancient Greek coin replicas representing the Pantheon.
* Zeus: King of the Olympian Gods, ruler of Mount Olympus; god of the sky and thunder. Youngest son of Titans Cronus and Rhea. Silver Hemidrachm of Olympia. The original coin was made between 271 and 191 BCE.
* Persephone or Kore: Queen of the underworld; daughter of Zeus and Demeter, goddess of harvest. Syracuse silver Tetradrachm. Original coin struck in 317 BCE. to 298 BCE.
* Dionysus: God of wine, festivities and ecstasy. Son of Zeus and Hera. Thasos silver Tetradrachm of Dionysus. Original coin struck between 463 to 411 BCE.
* Heracles or Hercules: A divine hero in Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and the mortal Alcmene. This divine hero in Greek mythology was the greatest of the Greek heroes, a paragon of masculinity, the ancestor of royal clans who champion the Olympian order. Heracles’ role
as a culture hero, was accepted into the Olympian Pantheon during Classical times. Syracuse silver Tetradrachm of Hercules. Original coin struck between 413 to 405 B.C.
* Hermes: The god Hermes moves freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, as emissary and messenger of the Olympian gods. Son of Zeus and nymph Maia. Ainos silver Tetradrachm of Hermes. Original coin struck between 405 to 357 B.C.
Greek mythology has had a profound impact upon the social and cultural life of Western Civilization. From Greece in 900 B.C to the present, stories of the Greek gods have influenced Western architecture, art, music, literature, and poetry.
This Historical Replica Set includes five (5) double-sided Museum-Quality Replica coins! These coins are replicas and made of lead free pewter. Each coin is marked "COPY" on the reverse as required by the Hobby Protection Act. Made in the USA. Comes attached to an 5" x 7" Informational Card.
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