2022 – BELLEROPHON, PEGASUS & THE CHIMERA – 2 TROY OUNCE – 39MM

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Specifications

Weight

2.00 troy ounces

Thickness

~6mm

Purity

.999 fine

Finish

Brilliant Uncirculated

Edge

Reeded

Diameter

39 mm

Description

Bellerophon is a hero of Greek mythology. He was “the greatest hero and slayer of monsters, alongside Cadmus and Perseus, before the days of Heracles”, and his greatest feat was killing the Chimera, a monster that Homer depicted with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail: “her breath came out in terrible blasts of burning flame.” He is also known for capturing the winged horse Pegasus with the help of Athena’s charmed bridle, and earning the disfavor of the gods after attempting to ride Pegasus to Mount Olympus to join them.

  • Contains 2 oz. Troy of .999 Fine Silver
  • Obverse: Bellerophon riding Pegasus and slaying the Chimera
  • Reverse: High-Relief Intaglio Mint logo set on radial burst surrounded by stippled border reading “TWO TROY OUNCES” above and “.999 FINE SILVER” below on textured background, flanked by mintage year in roman numerals “MMXXII”.