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2021 Allegories: Austria & Germania 2oz Silver BU

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Austria & Germania is the fourth coin from Germania Mint’s Allegories, coming to Collectors in 2021


Allegories Series

In the Western world, the first feminine impersonation of nations were usually majestic manifestations of values ​​considered to characterize the communities of given countries or regions. Many of these visualizations came from the image of goddess Athena and took the Latin names of the ancient Roman provinces, such as Germania, Polonia, Britannia and Italia.

In the Western world, the first feminine impersonation of nations were usually majestic manifestations of values ​​considered to characterize the communities of given countries or regions.

Many of these visualizations came from the image of goddess Athena and took the Latin names of the ancient Roman provinces, such as Germania, Polonia, Britannia and Italia.


Obverse

The obverse of the coin presents the personifications of Austria and Germania, depicted as young and beautiful women.

In the past, Lady Austria was regarded as the epitome of the multi-ethnic country… In the artistic vision of Germania Mint, she is holding a spear, which symbolizes the axis of the world, power, dignity and honour. Austria’s head is decorated with a laurel wreath, a symbol with multiple positive meanings, whilst Germania is crowned with a branch of an oak – the tree that has accompanied her from the very beginning of the series. In turn, our heroine holds her inherent attribute – the imperial sword “Reichsschwert”. Closeness between the two germanic amazons represents friendship between both cultures.


Reverse

According to the previous series, the image on the reverse is the coat of arms representing moral principles and noble values. Germania was a historical land and has never been an official country, that’s why we’ve decided to create our own interpretation of its coat of arms. Its symbols and design are a creation of our imagination, however it has been created in accordance with applicable heraldry rules.

Germania Mint’s visualisation of the Bicephalous eagle – a Roman mythology symbol associated with Janus, god of all origins, guardian of doors, gates, passages and bridges, patron of contracts and alliances. Heads facing opposite sides symbolize the past and the future.

The check pattern refers to wisdom and prudence – characteristics of every noble sovereign.

The gold ribbon with three flowers. Flowers represent determining values of a strong and independent nation – unity, integrity and freedom.

The wild boar symbol of mightiness was a very popular and respectful animal in Roman Empire. Legio I Italica, Legio X Fretensis and Legio XX Valeria Victrix are three of the most famous Roman legions with boar in their emblem.

The Coat of Arms is surrounded by the wreath of oak leaves. Wreath symbolizes loyalty, stability and national unity. In Mythology and ancient times only people who wielded enormous power – spirit, muscle or magic – were allowed to wear it.

All values presented in symbolism above, were respected by Germania and Austria.

Metal Silver
Weight 2oz
purity 9999
Year 2021
Series 日耳曼尼亞寓言系列
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Manufacturer Germania Mint
Mintage (pcs) 2500
Sizes (mm) 38.61 mm