The Argentia Medusa 10 oz Silver Round is a beautiful round that looks stunning in .9999 fine silver. The design has a very detailed depiction of Medusa the famous gorgon who turned people to stone if they looked at her. Every detail of Medusa’s face and the head is captured in ultra-high relief. This antiqued version brings out the detail even more with the contrast and shadow being highlighted.
- Made with 10 Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver
- Antique finish
- Ultra-high relief
- Obverse side of the round has image of Medusa
- The reverse side has design elements that are repeated with the mint’s logo in the center as well as the weight and purity
The ultra-high relief design of Medusa does a great job of capturing the tragedy of Medusa. Her beautiful face is a sharp contrast to the snakes that adorn her head. This is not unlike her life where she was once beautiful but then cursed to be a gorgon monster. Like most stories in mythology, her story has changed many times in history but one of the most popular versions says that Medusa was cursed by Athena for having relations with Poseidon in Athena’s temple. The stories agree, however, that she was a dangerous monster that could turn a person to stone just by looking at them. The consensus is that Perseus beheaded her and used her head as a weapon where he could point it at someone and turn them into stone. This version has an antique finish that really brings out the detail in the snake heads and makes them more life-like.
The reverse side of the round has a design element that resembles some of the meander art designs in ancient Greek art. In the middle of this is the mint’s mark, ‘10 oz FINE SILVER .9999’.
The shape of the round is in an irregular shape that gives it a stone tablet-like look.
The Argentia Medusa 10 oz Silver Round is a great round that blends old and new with a classic Ancient Mythology figure made with modern ultra-high relief. The result is a timeless look that would look great in your collection. This antiqued version adds to the antiquity look while accenting the detail in the design. Get yours today.