Zeus—King of the Gods, Gods series, Niue Island 2020, 2 Dollars, 2 oz, 45 mm, antique finish ultra high relief coin, selective gilding, client: Numiartis, producer: Mint of Poland.


I will not write much about this project, because its iconography is not complicated. There is less symbolism here than in the previous 4 coins of the series (see: Ares, Poseidon, Hephaestus and Apollo). Zeus, god of storms and lightning, flies among the clouds. Behind him we see the Mont Olympus. Atributes of Zeus are: eagle and aegis—the shield of Zeus and Athena, featuring the head of Medusa and made of Amalthea’s skin. Amalthea was the goat who suckled the infant Zeus.

Zeus, reverse
The final design of the reverse. Due to technical requirements of gilded elements the thunders of Zeus have a blocky and angular shape. Finally, on the coin, all acute angles and corners were rounded.
Zeus, sketch
The first, rough sketch.
The face of Zeus
The face of Zeus.