Gold coin New seven wonders of the world - Colosseum proof

Gold coin New seven wonders of the world - Colosseum proof

Stock state
In stock
Date of issue
October 2023
Mintage
200 pcs
Price
2,500.00 EUR
exempt from VAT

The product can also be purchased directly in the stores of the Czech Mint

New seven wonders of the world

The first of the new Seven Wonders of the World is the Roman Colosseum. The Czech Mint commemorates the legendary monument by issuance of a gold coin weighing one troy ounce.

The Latin saying says that a ruler who wants to win favour must provide his people with two things: bread and games. A favourite pastime of the ancient Romans was the cruel gladiatorial duels in which fighters from the ranks of prisoners of war, convicted criminals or slaves fought to the death. They wrestled on the sand, which absorbed the blood of the losers, and because sand is Latin for harena, the venues for gladiatorial games were known as arenas. The largest arena in the history of the Roman Empire was the Colosseum, whose ten-year construction began in 70 AD. An estimated one million people and an equal number of animals died on the sands of the Colosseum. Wild animals were hunted in the arena for entertainment, but they also served as a means of mass execution - unarmed convicts were thrown to lions or trampled by elephants. For example, Christians who refused to renounce their faith were killed in this way... In the early Middle Ages, the ancient amphitheatre ceased to be used for entertainment and its purpose gradually changed. The Colosseum became a cemetery, a hostel and a palace. There was an earthquake in 1349 and part of the structure collapsed. The fallen stones were used to build houses, churches or hospitals all over Rome and the ruins were occupied by a religious order. A plan to turn the Colosseum into a wool spinning mill to employ Roman prostitutes failed. The proposal, which predicted rebuilding an arena for bullfighting, aroused a wave of resentment. It was not until 1749 that the Colosseum was officially designated as a holy place where the first Christians were martyred. Although only ruins remain today, it is still Rome's greatest monument…

The reverse side of the coin, which is the work of the medal maker Ludmila Kracíková, DiS., presents the actual image of the Colosseum, supplemented with the English inscription COLOSSEUM. On the obverse side, which is common to the entire cycle, there are the new Seven Wonders of the World - the Brazilian statue of Christ the Saviour, the Jordanian rock city of Petra, the Mayan city of Chichén Itzá in Mexico, the Roman Colosseum, the Indian monument of the Taj Mahal, the Inca seat of Machu Picchu in Peru and the Great Wall of China. As the coins of the Czech Mint are issued with the foreign license of the island of Niue, they also bear its national emblem, the nominal value of 50 DOLLARS (NZD) and the year of issue 2023 on the obverse side.

The limit is only 200 one-ounce coins.

Specifications

Code
76311-611
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
50 NZD
Author of the obverse
Ludmila Kracíková, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Ludmila Kracíková, DiS.
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Material
Gold
Fineness
999,9 / 1000
Weight
31.1 g
Diameter
37 mm
Packaging
Black leather case
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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