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2014 Niue Mesopotamia Imperial Art Agate 2oz Silver Coin

The first release of the stunning new Imperial Art series is dedicated to the Mesopotamia civilization.

This 8 coin series is about art, architecture and the achievements of the greatest civilizations and empires. Struck by The Mint of Poland, no more than 500 coins will be released worldwide.

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Code: 684

Green Agate Crystal placed in the coin symbolizes the rich vegetation Hanging Gardens and the harvest lands in the river basins of the Tigris and Euphrates.

Mesopotamia is the name for the area of the Tigris–Euphrates river system, corresponding to modern-day Iraq, Kuwait, the northeastern section of Syria and to a much lesser extent southeastern Turkey and smaller parts of southwestern Iran.

Around 150 BC, Mesopotamia was under the control of the Parthians. Mesopotamia became a battleground between the Romans and Parthians, with parts of Mesopotamia coming under ephemeral Roman control.

In AD 226, it fell to the Sassanid Persians and remained under Persian rule until the 7th-century Arab Islamic conquest of the Sassanid Empire. A number of primarily neo Assyrian and Christian native Mesopotamian states existed between the 1st century BC and 3rd century AD, including Adiabene, Osroene, and Hatra.

Each coin is numbered on the edge and is housed in a luxury wooden box. A numbered Certificate of Authenticity is included with each coin.

Metal Content (Troy oz) 2

Monetary Denomination (NZD) 2

Fineness (% purity) 99.9

Minimum Gross Weight (g) 62.20

Maximum Diameter (mm) 50.00

Maximum Mintage: 500

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