Coin "Calliope Muse of Poetry"

Муза эпической поэзии Каллиопа

Name Calliope Muse of Poetry
Presented by PAMP SA (Switzerland)
Nominal value 2 dollars (Fiji)
Metal Silver 999°
Thickness 2,1
Production quality Proof with several levels of frosting quality
Description of obverse and reverse Obverse: the coin’s obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary value and the 2011 year-date. Reverse: Calliope whose name means beautiful voice, is the muse of epic poetry. The eldest and wisest, Calliope was the chief of all the Muses. She is depicted with a scroll and stylus, and sometimes as wearing a gold crown.
A brief annotation Calliope is the mother of Orpheus, demigod master of poetry and the lyre. The father of Orpheus is often identified as Oeagrus, King of Thrace, but in some accounts is given as Apollo, god of light, and friend and protector of the Muses. Calliope inspired many of the great epic poems of Greek literature that told of heroic deeds and events significant to Greek culture. Calliope was the inspiration for the monumental epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey, and was hence known as Homer’s muse.
Designer PAMP SA (Switzerland)
Producer PAMP SA (Switzerland)

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