5 Euro Leda and the Swan

Features

Issuer Cyprus
Period Republic (1960-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 5 Euro
5 EUR = USD 5.21
Currency Euro (2008-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 244489
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)

Commemorative issue

Leda and the Swan.

Obverse

The emblem of the Central Bank of Cyprus, the words “ΚΥΠΡΟΣ”, “CYPRUS”
and “KIBRIS” and the year “2020

Lettering:
CYPRUS ΚΥΠΡΟΣ KIBRIS
2020
1960

Designer: Geórgios Stamatópoulos

Reverse

A composition depicting, in mosaic style, Leda standing next to the swan. The
coin’s nominal value of €5 is also depicted

Lettering: € 5

Designer: Geórgios Stamatópoulos

Edge

Plain

Mint

The National Mint of the Bank of Greece (Νομισματοκοπείο - ΙΕΤΑ), Athens, Greece (1972-date)

Comments

This coin depicts Leda and the swan, an outstanding mosaic dating to the 2nd century A.D., which decorated the floor of a Roman house found at Palaipafos. Specifically, the coin depicts the moment when Leda, the beautiful mythical queen of Sparta, had a first encounter with god Zeus who had transformed himself into a swan in order to approach her. The mosaic is exhibited at the Museum of Kouklia in Pafos district. The coin has been designed by George Stamatopoulos and was minted by the Greek Mint.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2020  2 000 $ 44 Proof

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Country: Cyprus
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