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The Mount Olympus Collection - Ancient Greek Coins Featuring Gods and Goddesses

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The Mount Olympus Silver Collection:
Ancient Greek Coins Featuring Gods & Goddesses


To the ancient Greeks, gods and goddesses were actively, and often intimately, involved in the affairs of mankind. From the battlefield to the bedroom, there the deities were, having their way with the men and women who competed for their divine favor. A quarrel over a golden apple' legend has it, was the impetus for the Trojan War. The epic poem about that famous conflict, the Iliad, begins with a god sowing plague on the Achaeans. Gods and goddesses figure prominently in Homer's narrative, as if they, and not the humans, were the cause of all conflict.

This remarkable collection features genuine ancient coins bearing the likenesses of three of the most powerful Greek deities:

Athena is the daughter of Zeus, the chief of the Greek pantheon, and his first wife, Metis. Fearing that she would bear him a son that would kill him, as he had slain his own father, he swallowed her, and she lived in his head. When she became pregnant, Zeus's headache became so great that his son Hephestus, the god of fire, had to split open his skull—and out came Athena, fully formed. The goddess of wisdom and war, Athena is portrayed as an androgynous figure in a helmet. Her patron city, Athens, is named for her.

Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto. His twin sister, Artemis, is the chaste goddess of the hunt. Apollo's responsibilities are far-reaching: he is the god of the sun, music, and poetry—he is the father of the nine muses—as well as prophecy. The Delphic oracles were in his charge. He had a dark side, too: it was he who sowed the plague upon the Achaeans in the Iliad.

The uncle of Athena and Apollo and the brother of Zeus, Poseidon is the god of the sea. Wielding his trident, he rides on a chariot. He is known as the tamer of horses and also the Earth Shaker, for his habit of causing earthquakes. He is shown as an old man with white hair and a beard.

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This remarkable collection features coins from the regions of Sicily and Thessaly—major Greek-speaking areas that eventually were assimilated into the Roman Empire.

1. Ancient Greece, Thessalian Confederacy Bronze, 2nd BCE Thessaly
Issued: 196-146 BCE Material: Bronze Weight: 5-6.7 g Obverse Reverse Denomination: AE 17 Diameter: 15-20 mm Head of Athena in helmet Horse Prancing Right

2. Ancient Greece, Thessalian Confederacy Bronze, 2nd BCE Thessaly
Issued: 196-146 BCE Material: Bronze Weight: 5.3-9 g Obverse Reverse Denomination: AE 20 Diameter: 16.5-20.5 mm Laureate head of Apollo Athena w spear & shield

3. Ancient Greece, Syracuse, Bronze, 3rd BCE Syracuse
Issued: 275-215 BCE Material: Bronze Weight: 5.8-7.5 g Obverse Reverse Denomination: AE 19 Diameter: 17-21 mm Head of Poseidon Trident & dolphins

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7 7/16" x 5 7/16" x 1/4" - plastic, cardboard, foreign coins

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The Mount Olympus Silver Collection:
Ancient Greek Coins Featuring Gods & Goddesses


To the ancient Greeks, gods and goddesses were actively, and often intimately, involved in the affairs of mankind. From the battlefield to the bedroom, there the deities were, having their way with the men and women who competed for their divine favor. A quarrel over a golden apple' legend has it, was the impetus for the Trojan War. The epic poem about that famous conflict, the Iliad, begins with a god sowing plague on the Achaeans. Gods and goddesses figure prominently in Homer's narrative, as if they, and not the humans, were the cause of all conflict.

This remarkable collection features genuine ancient coins bearing the likenesses of three of the most powerful Greek deities:

Athena is the daughter of Zeus, the chief of the Greek pantheon, and his first wife, Metis. Fearing that she would bear him a son that would kill him, as he had slain his own father, he swallowed her, and she lived in his head. When she became pregnant, Zeus's headache became so great that his son Hephestus, the god of fire, had to split open his skull—and out came Athena, fully formed. The goddess of wisdom and war, Athena is portrayed as an androgynous figure in a helmet. Her patron city, Athens, is named for her.

Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto. His twin sister, Artemis, is the chaste goddess of the hunt. Apollo's responsibilities are far-reaching: he is the god of the sun, music, and poetry—he is the father of the nine muses—as well as prophecy. The Delphic oracles were in his charge. He had a dark side, too: it was he who sowed the plague upon the Achaeans in the Iliad.

The uncle of Athena and Apollo and the brother of Zeus, Poseidon is the god of the sea. Wielding his trident, he rides on a chariot. He is known as the tamer of horses and also the Earth Shaker, for his habit of causing earthquakes. He is shown as an old man with white hair and a beard.

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This remarkable collection features coins from the regions of Sicily and Thessaly—major Greek-speaking areas that eventually were assimilated into the Roman Empire.

1. Ancient Greece, Thessalian Confederacy Bronze, 2nd BCE Thessaly
Issued: 196-146 BCE Material: Bronze Weight: 5-6.7 g Obverse Reverse Denomination: AE 17 Diameter: 15-20 mm Head of Athena in helmet Horse Prancing Right

2. Ancient Greece, Thessalian Confederacy Bronze, 2nd BCE Thessaly
Issued: 196-146 BCE Material: Bronze Weight: 5.3-9 g Obverse Reverse Denomination: AE 20 Diameter: 16.5-20.5 mm Laureate head of Apollo Athena w spear & shield

3. Ancient Greece, Syracuse, Bronze, 3rd BCE Syracuse
Issued: 275-215 BCE Material: Bronze Weight: 5.8-7.5 g Obverse Reverse Denomination: AE 19 Diameter: 17-21 mm Head of Poseidon Trident & dolphins

PRODUCT DETAILS:

7 7/16" x 5 7/16" x 1/4" - plastic, cardboard, foreign coins

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Please know that we understand that choosing the right décor for your home/office can be a tedious process. We want you to feel confident in your purchase. This is why we are more than happy to assist you with finding the right choice. If it’s not the right fit, we’ll help you get there.

You can return most items for a store credit within 30 days of delivery. Unless noted below, outbound shipping charges are non-refundable and you will be responsible for all return shipping costs.

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If there is a mistake with your order, or items arrive defective/damages at the time of receipt, we will take care of it and work with you to find the best solution as further described below.

To begin the return/exchange process, please reach out to our customer service team for assistance. Our Customer service representatives are available by phone 1-(855) 836-6468 or email support@franklinmint.com

Returns/Exchanges

You can return most items for store credit redeemable on franklinmint.com within 30 days of delivery.  The following will apply:

  • Only outbound shipping charges for damaged orders will be reimbursed. All other shipping charges are non-refundable and will automatically be deducted from the refund credit amount.

  • Clearance merchandise, any items marked “Final Sale” or marked nonreturnable may not be returned/exchanged.

  • We reserve the right to refuse returns/exchanges of items that are not in as-new condition due to damage or misuse by the customer.

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  • After we have processed your return, reimbursement is generally issued within 5-7 business days.

 

Defective Product and Returns due to Our Error

If there are mistakes with your order, or items arrive defective/damaged at the time of receipt, we’ll make it right by sending you replacement parts or accessories, replacing the item or issuing you a refund.  In such an event, there is no return shipping charges. 

Order Cancellations

Because your order is processed as quickly as possible, there is a 15 minute window for order cancellation during our normal business hours. Please call Customer Service at 1-(855) 836-6468 immediately if you have placed an order in error. If the cancellation request occurs more than 15 minutes after the order is placed, or outside of our normal business hours, the order will be delivered, and must be processed as a return upon delivery.

Return Policy & Order Cancelations

Due to COVID-19 return processing times are taking longer than normal.  Please allow us 14-21 days to process your return before contacting customer support regarding the status of your return. Thank you for your patience. 

IMPORTANT:  With limited exceptions, returns (i) are refunded to customer by store credit redeemable on franklinmint.com and (ii) customer is responsible for return shipping charges. 

Please know that we understand that choosing the right décor for your home/office can be a tedious process. We want you to feel confident in your purchase. This is why we are more than happy to assist you with finding the right choice. If it’s not the right fit, we’ll help you get there.

You can return most items for a store credit within 30 days of delivery. Unless noted below, outbound shipping charges are non-refundable and you will be responsible for all return shipping costs.

Clearance merchandise and any items marked “Final Sale” cannot be returned. Other nonreturnable merchandise includes clearance items, personalized items, bundled items at discount rates (e.g. “4 for $20”; unless the entire bundle is returned), items marked nonreturnable at the checkout or within the product description page, and products that have been assembled

If there is a mistake with your order, or items arrive defective/damages at the time of receipt, we will take care of it and work with you to find the best solution as further described below.

To begin the return/exchange process, please reach out to our customer service team for assistance. Our Customer service representatives are available by phone 1-(855) 836-6468 or email support@franklinmint.com

Returns/Exchanges

You can return most items for store credit redeemable on franklinmint.com within 30 days of delivery.  The following will apply:

  • Only outbound shipping charges for damaged orders will be reimbursed. All other shipping charges are non-refundable and will automatically be deducted from the refund credit amount.

  • Clearance merchandise, any items marked “Final Sale” or marked nonreturnable may not be returned/exchanged.

  • We reserve the right to refuse returns/exchanges of items that are not in as-new condition due to damage or misuse by the customer.

  • Each returned item must be in its original condition and packaging to be accepted.

  • We are not liable for any return packages that may become lost or stolen in transit. Please keep proof of postage and/or return tracking number when shipping back returns.

  • After we have processed your return, reimbursement is generally issued within 5-7 business days.

 

Defective Product and Returns due to Our Error

If there are mistakes with your order, or items arrive defective/damaged at the time of receipt, we’ll make it right by sending you replacement parts or accessories, replacing the item or issuing you a refund.  In such an event, there is no return shipping charges. 

Order Cancellations

Because your order is processed as quickly as possible, there is a 15 minute window for order cancellation during our normal business hours. Please call Customer Service at 1-(855) 836-6468 immediately if you have placed an order in error. If the cancellation request occurs more than 15 minutes after the order is placed, or outside of our normal business hours, the order will be delivered, and must be processed as a return upon delivery.

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