Gold double-ounce coin Romulus and Remus proof

Gold double-ounce coin Romulus and Remus proof

Stock state
In stock
Date of issue
May 2022
Mintage
200 pcs
Price
4,531.40 EUR
exempt from VAT

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

Royal couples

The gold coin of the Czech Mint from the free cycle dedicated to famous historical couples commemorates the fratricidal feud between Romulus and Remus.

Once upon a time, the envious
Amulius deprived his brother Numitor of the rule over the city of Alba Longa and declared himself king. He had Numitor's sons murdered, and forced his only daughter Rhea Silvia to become a Vestal virgin servant in the temple of the goddess Vesta. Amulius was sure that Numitor's line would not continue, but he did not count on the zealous deity. Rhea Silvia appealed to the god Marthus, who seduced her. When the unfortunate priestess gave birth to twins, the woman was buried alive as punishment. Her sons were to be drowned, but the water took pity on them and the boys, washed up by the Tiber River, were then lovingly protected by a she-wolf. After some time, the shepherd Faustulus found them near the wolf's lair and raised them into strong and virtuous men - Romulus and Remus. When the brothers came into conflict with the law one day , Faustulus revealed to them the secret of their origins. The princes overthrew the treacherous Amulus and returned the throne to their grandfather Numitor. But they themselves began to desire power, so they decided to build their own city. They went to the place where the she-wolf had once found them, but could not agree on which of them should be named after the new settlement. Even the divine omens could not decide, and a feud broke out between them. The final straw was when Remus crossed the intended line of Romulus' walls. "So may all who leap my walls perish in the future!" Romulus declared after killing his brother. One of the most magnificent cities in the world, which gave birth to one of the greatest empires of all time, was named Romulus. Today, it is known as Rome...

Medal maker
Mgr. Petr Horák dedicated the reverse side of the coin to Romulus and Remus in adulthood, symbolically dressed in the uniforms of Roman legionaries. The relief bears a she-wolf and the grandeur of Rome is reminiscent of the famous Colosseum. As this is a coin issued with a foreign licence of the island of Niue, the obverse side bears the necessary attributes of that issuer - the name and portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the nominal value of 100 DOLLARS and the year of issue 2022.

Two legendary personalities, two ounces of gold and only
200 coins!

Specifications

Collectors set
Code
76106-611
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
100 NZD
Author of the obverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Author of the reverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Material
Gold
Fineness
999,9 / 1000
Weight
62.2 g
Diameter
40 mm
Packaging
Black leather case
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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