2021 $20 Bactrian Cybele Disk Archeology Symbolism 3oz Silver Coin


Coin Specifications

Finish Antiqued
Year 2021
Denomination $20
Country Cook Island
Max Mintage 234
Primary Material Silver .999
Primary Material Weight 3oz
Coin Dimensions (mm) 65.00

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Delve into the rich tapestry of history with the 2021 $20 Bactrian Cybele Disk Archeology Symbolism 3oz Silver Coin . This exquisite coin is a testament to the ancient Greco-Bactrian Kingdom and its cultural treasures, meticulously crafted to bring a piece of history to your collection.

Stunning Design and Craftsmanship

On the reverse, the coin proudly displays the Bactrian Cybele disk in ultra-high relief, showcasing its authentic characteristics including the cracks and dents, just as archaeologists discovered it. The intricate background is adorned with ancient Greco-Bactrian writings, surrounded by Bactrian carvings and sculptures found in the old Bactrian Kingdom. The edge of the coin is elegantly inscribed with “Cybele and Nike Disk”, “2021”, and “Ai Khanoum” – the historical site of discovery.

Obverse Features

The obverse side is equally impressive, featuring the Coat of Arms of the Cook Islands in a unique representation. It bears the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II”, “COOK ISLANDS”, “ARCHEOLOGY & SYMBOLISM”, and the face value of “20 DOLLARS”.

Historical Significance

The Greco-Bactrian Kingdom, flourishing from the mid-3rd century BC to the 1st century BC, was known for its sophisticated temples, buildings, and artefacts. The Bactrian Disk, a centrepiece of this coin, is a remarkable artefact from the 2nd century BC. Measuring 25 cm in diameter and partially gilded, it features an image of the goddess Cybele, revered as the mother of the mountains. Her tale, deeply rooted in the Bactrian Kingdom, was later woven into Greek culture.

This coin is more than just a collectible; it’s a journey into the heart of ancient civilisation, offering a unique glimpse into a world that has shaped our own. Perfect for collectors and history enthusiasts alike, the 2021 Bactrian Cybele Disk coin is a piece of timeless heritage to treasure.

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