Prometheus, Ancient Myths series, Niue Island 2019, 5 Dollars, 2 oz, 50 mm, antique finish high relief coin with silver chain 24 karat red gold plated, client: Magikos-Coins, producer: Mint of Poland.
Everyone knows the myth of Prometheus, that is why no need to describe a detailed iconography. I will focus on the composition itself. Compared to rather static and classic compositions of modern collector coins, I prefer to surprise with dynamic composition and unusual perspective. Like in comic book art.
There are two versions of the myth of Prometheus. According to one of them, a vulture pecked Prometheus’s liver every day at sunrise. According to the other myth, it was an eagle (perhaps Ethon—the great Caucasian eagle), not a vulture… Finally, I chose the eagle because of its popularity in painted and sculpted artworks of Western European art.