1 dollar silver coin ‘Tariel Fighting the Wild Beasts’

SKU code: 15221327
Metal

Silver Ag999

Weight

31,1 g

Diameter

40 mm

Quality

antique finish

Mintage

1000

Date of issue

2022

Face value

1 Dollar Niue

Package

box, capsule

Minted at

Lithuanian Mint

‘The Knight in the Panther’s Skin’, a national epic poem by 12th century Kartvelian poet and philosopher Shota Rustaveli, is considered to be one of the most significant works in the history of medieval literature. Inspired by this literary masterpiece, experts at the Lithuanian Mint created an impressive series of coins and named it in honour of the poem. We present the second coin in ‘The Knight in the Panther’s Skin’ series, depicting an impressive scene – Tariel fighting the wild beasts.

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Price
119,00

Description

The knight Tariel is one of the leading characters of the forementioned epic poem – he is madly in love with Nestan-Darejan. Obsessed with his feelings, Tariel wears the skin of a panther that reminds him of his beloved. One day, he witnesses the fight between two wild beasts – a tiger and a lion. He kills the lion to defend the tiger, expecting that the tiger will be kind to him. Instead, the wild tiger almost kills him – luckily, the knight gains a victory against the beast.

 

The design of the coin is full of symbols. For example, the incredible natural rocks depicted in the background are a subtle nod to Sakartvelo – the country where the author of the poem, Shota Rustaveli, was from. The masters who minted this coin paid particular attention to detail, so it is of exceptional beauty. High relief and state-of-the-art minting technologies were used. The obverse of the coin features a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

 

Do you wonder why HM Queen Elizabeth II or other symbols of Niue are depicted on the coin? Or maybe you want to know why do we mint dollars? Read more HERE.

Additional information

Metal

Silver Ag999

Weight

31,1 g

Diameter

40 mm

Quality

antique finish

Mintage

1000

Date of issue

2022

Face value

1 Dollar Niue

Package

box, capsule

Minted at

Lithuanian Mint