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2014 Horses Of Lore & Legend 1oz Silver Three Coin Set

Over thousands of years we humans have forged a unique bond with horses.

The exceptional companionship they provide is deeply ingrained in our culture, reflecting the distinct relationship we have with these remarkable creatures.

In this limited-edition issue of only 1,500 collectable coin sets, we celebrate six horses that hold a special place in our hearts and culture.

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Code: 588
 
 
 

They are outstanding horses of remarkable character that have earned a unique place in lore and legend. Their tales of courage and insight will continue to be told for generations to come.

HIPPOCAMP: With the head of a horse and the tail of a sea creature, the hippocamp (or hippocampus) was thought to be the adult form of the common seahorse. Their brave and faithful character made them the ideal partner for the heroes and gods of antiquity.

KELPIE: Mythological British tales describe the kelpie as a blue, white, green or black horse spirit, which lives in the rivers and streams of Scotland. With slick wet skin, a dripping mane and tail, the kelpie was a sly creature that would trick its human prey into a watery grave.

SLEIPNIR: Sleipnir is an eight-legged grey horse found in ancient Norse poetry and mythology. Of tremendous strength and agility, he was given to Odin, father of all the gods and men, who rode him through the air and sea. Sleipnir is the son of Loki, god of mischief, and the great stallion Svaoilfari.

UNICORN: From the fifth century before Christian era, sightings of the unicorn in the remote parts of India and Germany have fascinated scholars and artists alike. This graceful white horse, with a single horn spiralling to a point from the middle of its forehead appears in the Bible, art and ancient accounts of natural history.

PEGASUS: Ancient Greek tales describe Pegasus as a white winged horse that sprung to life from the monster Medusa’s head, after it was removed by the hero Perseus. Upon seeing Perseus kill Medusa, her two sisters chased after the hero seeking revenge, whereupon Pegasus lifted Perseus onto his back, flying him away to safety.

QILIN: Chinese records from the fifth century before Christian era describe the qilin as a horse-dragon hybrid covered in flames, with a horn protruding from its forehead. Similar to the unicorn in the West, the Eastern qilin is thought to appear directly before or immediately following the passing of a wise ruler. Legend has it that the birth of Confucius was foretold by the arrival of a qilin.

Each coins’ reverse features two of the six horses of Lore and Legend, together the coins celebrate The Hippocamp, The Kelpie, Sleipnir, The Unicorn, The Qilin and Pegasus. Each horse is supported by an engraved background and accompanied by the date of production, 2014. The obverse side of the coins show Ian Rank-Broadley’s depiction of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with specifications and monetary denomination.

This coin is housed in high-gloss black presentation case and illustrated shipper accompanied by a
numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Metal Content (Troy oz) 1

Monetary Denomination (TVD) 1

Fineness (% purity) 99.9

Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135

Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60

Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00

Maximum Mintage: 1,500

 
 
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