Cyprus 2 euros 2015 - The Idol of Pomos

Obverse of Cyprus 2 euros 2015 - The Idol of Pomos

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Krause - Mishler KM# 85
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 - 25.75mm Thickness - 2.2mm Weight - 8.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass (75% copper - 20% zinc - 5% nickel)
Edge Combination of the number 2 and ** repeated six times
Comments Designer: Erik Maell and Tatiana Soteropoulos

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