Cyprus 1 euro 2015 - The Idol of Pomos

Obverse of Cyprus 1 euro 2015 - The Idol of Pomos

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Krause - Mishler KM# 84
Details The coin depicst a cruciform idol from the Chalcolithic period (3000 BC). This characteristic example of the island's prehistoric art reflects Cyprus's place at the heart of civilisation and antiquity.

The sculpture represents a woman with her arms spread. It was probably used as a fertility symbol. Many similar sculptures have been found on Cyprus. Smaller versions were worn as amulets around the neck, just as this idol wears (a small copy of) itself.
Specifications Diameter - 23.25mm Thickness - 2.33mm Weight - 7.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Nickel brass (75% copper - 20% zinc - 5% nickel), center Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core)
Edge Interrupted milled
Comments Designer: Erik Maell and Tatiana Soteropoulos

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