2oz South Korea Achilles Shield .999 Silver Stacker

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About Achilles' Shield

Achilles Shield, the one used by the hero to fight Hector, as told in Homer’s ‘Illiad’. Achilles had lent his armour to his close friend Patroclus, who was killed in battle with Hector. Deciding to avenge his friend, Achilles returned to battle, using a shield made for him by the god, Haphaestus.

 

Design 

The shield consists of constellations and microcosm of civilization and depicts a series of  images of conflicts and life.

Homer goes into great detail on what the shield looked like. He described the centre as being filled with The Earth, sky and sea, the sun, the moon and the twelve constellations, Around that was depicted two city scenes, one of a legal trial, the other of a military siege. Around that was another ring filled with scenes of life, both urban and rural.

More Information
Metal Content Silver
Purity 999
Condition Antique
Country South Korea
Manufacturer KOMSCO
Mintage Unlimited
Diameter (mm) 50
Inner Packaging With capsule separately