Obverse: Personification of Italia and Germania
Reverse: Effigy of Germania Mint
Germania Mint presents the third coin of the Allegories series – Italia & Germania. The whole series presents the personification of countries in the form of beautiful, sensual and strong women. The Allegorie series coins are created in one diameter of 38.61mm and four different weights & heights, in the range from 3 mm for 1 oz to 25.85 mm for 10 oz coin.
The 10 oz is exceptional not only because of its thickness. The blanks, from which 10 oz has been minted, were processed manually.
The personification of Italy is depicted as a young woman with long, curly hair and pleated dress highlighting her femininity. Her head surrounded by a mural crown completed by towers represents an emblem of tutelary deities who watch over a city. The Horn of Plenty by her side symbolizes prosperity and wealth. Like in previous Allegories designs Lady Italia is accompanied by our, well known, personification of Germania. Women are standing close to each other with Germania’s hand on Italia’s shoulder – a symbol of friendship between cultures.
According to the previous series, the image on the reverse is the coat of arms representing moral principles and noble values. Germania was a historical land and has never been an official country, that’s why we’ve decided to create our own interpretation of its coat of arms. Its symbols and design are a creation of our imagination however it has been created in accordance with applicable heraldry rules.
The crowned shield has been divided into four parts, from which each has a traditional meaning, precisely defined by heraldry. The shield itself is a symbol of truth, loyalty and trust. The crown equals authority and nobility as well as chivalry.
Germania Mint’s visualisation of the Bicephalous eagle – a Roman mythology symbol associated with Janus, god of all origins, guardian of doors, gates, passages and bridges, patron of contracts and alliances. Heads facing opposite sides symbolize the past and the future.
Check pattern refers to wisdom and prudence – characteristics of every noble sovereign.
Gold ribbon with three flowers. Flowers represent determining values of a strong and independent nation – unity, integrity and freedom.
The wild boar symbol of mightiness was a very popular and respectful animal in Roman Empire. Legio I Italica, Legio X Fretensis and Legio XX Valeria Victrix are three of the most famous Roman legions with boar in their emblem.
The Coat of Arms is surrounded by the wreath of oak leaves. Wreath symbolizes loyalty, stability and national unity. In Mythology and ancient times only people who wielded enormous power – spirit, muscle or magic – were allowed to wear it.
All values presented in symbolism above, were respected by Germania and Italia.
Exceptional coins need exceptional packaging. Our stylish Blisterpacks are dedicated to each series and are made from the highest quality materials. The picture on the front cover and Germania Mint’s Coat of Arms on the back cover are made with 3D embolding effect and their look perfectly matches and emphasizes the design of the coin. Proper coin protection is extremely important to us that is why our Blisterpacks are not only designed to add extra chic but also to secure the coin. The inside of the blister is filled with the foam which prevents the coin from moving. The coin is placed in the dedicated capsule, which secures and allows to admire the coin without the necessity of taking it out of the capsule.
All our coins are certified. The COA included in each set provides all necessary information and guarantees coins value.
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