Silver coin Treasures of ancient civilizations II. SK stand

Silver coin Treasures of ancient civilizations II. SK stand

Stock state
In stock
Date of issue
May 2023
500 pcs
120.00 EUR
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Treasures of ancient civilizations

The relief of the second silver coin in the series representing the Treasures of Ancient Civilizations features two landmarks - the Stonehenge megalithic complex and the Thinker statue.

  • England's Salisbury Plain is home to five hundred prehistoric monuments. Stonehenge is undoubtedly the most famous one. No one today knows what purpose this complex of menhirs and stone circles, which began to be built three thousand years before Christ, served. But whether it was a temple, an observatory, a burial ground or a healing centre, it was the meeting place of the so-called megalithic culture, of which we find traces along the Atlantic coast - from Spain to England to Scandinavia. Moreover, Stonehenge was built in a weird way. Without modern technology, some of the stones were transported from distances of up to 300 kilometres, with the heaviest weighing 50 tonnes.
  • The Neolithic Hamangia culture, which lived and worked in the area between the Danube and the Black Sea five thousand years BC, left behind valuable ceramic artefacts - painted vessels with complex geometric patterns and realistically crafted statuettes. Typical prehistoric sculptures, such as the Venus of Věstonice, have been discovered in ancient dwellings and represent standing faceless women, with the attributes of motherhood highlighted. The finds from the area of present-day Romania, however, differ significantly - not only were they placed in a female grave, but they also depict thinking figures. The pair of statuettes, which are masterpieces of Neolithic art, are known as the Thinker and the Sitting Woman.

The reverse side of the commemorative coin by academic sculptor Ludmila Cvengrošová presents a detailed depiction of both monuments - a smooth ceramic figure of the Thinker sits on a stool in front of the giant stones that make up Stonehenge. As the licence to issue commemorative coins of the Czech Mint is granted by the Pacific island of Niue, the obverse side bears its necessary attributes - the national emblem, the nominal value of 1 DOLLAR (NZD) and the year of issue 2023.

The patinated mintage does not have a coin frame, therefore, is not housed in a capsule. Please handle the coin with care - if possible do not touch it without gloves.


Nominal value
Author of the obverse
Ľudmila Cvengrošová
Author of the reverse
Ľudmila Cvengrošová
Numbered issue
999 / 1000
42 g
50 mm
Šedý papírový box
Czech Mint