This impressive 2 oz silver coin belongs to the “Masterpieces of Sculptural Art” series and is dedicated to the “Laocoon Group” – one of the most beautiful and the most controversial masterpieces of the sculpture art of all time.
According to some researchers, the sculpture was made in the Hellenistic period, while according to others, the piece we know is only its Roman copy. There is also a hypothesis that “Laocoon Group” is a forgery by Michaelangelo.
The statue of Laocoön and His Sons, also called the Laocoön Group, has been one of the most famous ancient sculptures ever since it was excavated in Rome in 1506 and placed on public display in the Vatican, where it remains. It is very likely the same statue praised in the highest terms by the main Roman writer on art, Pliny the Elder. The figures are near life-size and the group is a little over 2 m in height, showing the Trojan priest Laocoön and his sons Antiphantes and Thymbraeus being attacked by sea serpents.
The reverse of the coin portrays the Trojan priest Laocoon and his sons Antifante and Timbraeo attacked by sea snakes. The sea snakes are embellished with selective gilding. The obverse of the coin features a wonderful background with the Vatican museums, which preserve the priceless masterpiece. The obverse of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Cameroon.
The coin minted in silver, decorated with antique finish technology on both sides, and with selective gilding on the reverse reflects every detail of the piece faithfully. The mintage is limited to only 500 pieces for global distribution.
Today, this unique sculpture can become a highlight of your private collection!
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