|Mosaics of Paphos
This is the second set in the series of the Cyprus euro coin sets dedicated to the mosaics of Paphos which are included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. These remarkable mosaics decorated the floors of wealthy residences in the Roman period (58 BC – 330 AD) and have been beautifully preserved after 16 centuries under the soil. They are among the finest in the Eastern Mediterranean and mainly depict scenes from Greek mythology.
The Official Blister 2011 contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros (unc), in a three - ply brochure placed in a sleeve. The brochure and sleeve present the ancient mosaic of the four seasons from the House of Dionysos
Issue date: 20 June 2011