Intaglio Mermaid 1 oz Silver Round
With most of our planet covered in water, it’s no surprise that 100’s of years ago, the oceans were believed to be filled with many mysterious creatures, mermaids and serpents being the most popular in folklore. Mermaids are of course the marine version of the half-human, half-animal that have captured the imagination of the ages, and appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide.
The first mention of mermaids appeared in Assyria, part of the Mesopotamian kingdom (circa 2500BC to 600BC). The goddess Atargatis transformed herself into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover. During medieval times, the reality of the mermaid was assumed and they were depicted matter-of-factly alongside known aquatic animals such as whales. Hundreds of years ago, sailors and residents in coastal villages around the world all had stories of encountering sea maidens.
- Intaglio Mermaid 1 oz Silver Round.
- Contains 1 oz Troy of .999 Fine Silver.
- Obverse: The detailed underwater depiction of a Mermaid, centered, with two additional Mermaids, to the left and right, with a shipwreck in the background, and a bed of skulls and ship parts in the foreground. “THE MERMAID,” across the top circumference.
- Reverse: Intaglio Mint logo set on radial burst surrounded by stippled border reading “ONE TROY OUNCE” above and “.999 FINE SILVER” below on textured background, flanked by 4 bullet points on each side.
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