Trojan Horse, Ancient Myths series, Niue Island 2016, 10 Dollars, 2 oz, 50 mm, antique finish high relief coin with laser engraved wooden insert in the shape of a greek shield, client: Magikos-Coins, producer: Mint of Poland.
None of the coins I created before had gave me so much pleasure in design. The Trojan Horse project began in 2014.
Reverse: Greek warriors creeping out of the huge wooden horse in the city of Troy. On the left of the coin there is a famous statue called Laocoön Group. Laocoön was killed with both his sons by the snake of Poseidon, after attempting to expose the ruse of the Trojan Horse. The deaths were interpreted by the Trojans as proof that the horse was a sacred object.
Obverse: Greek ships sailing to invade Troy.
See next coin in this series: Minotaur