BACCHUS – WINE SERIES – TYPE I – 2 TROY OUNCE – 50MM
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The “Bacchus Wine Series,” was inspired by people’s passion and love of wine. There are hundreds of interesting and funny quotes pertaining to wine, and this series will showcase some of the best.
Bacchus was the Roman god of agriculture, wine, and fertility. He was the child of Jupiter and Semélé, a human whom Juno had tricked into asking to see Jupiter as he really was. Since she was a mortal, she was burned up by the sight of Jupiter in his divine form. So Jupiter sewed the infant Bacchus into his thigh and gave birth to him nine months later. As a child, Bacchus was tutored by Thanos, who was a great lover of wine and often had to be carried on the back of a donkey. Before he took his place at Olympus, Bacchus wandered the world for many years, going as far as India to teach people how to grow vines.
- Contains: 2 oz. Troy .999 Fine Silver
- Obverse: An image of Bacchus standing admiring a goblet of wine in his right hand and raising a bunch of grapes with, wearing only a loincloth, and an animal skin with head draped over his left shoulder, with vines on the right circumference, and a vineyard in the background. The word “BACCHUS,” at ten o’clock.
- Reverse: Around the outer circumference are grapevines and bunches of grapes, with a wine glass at nine o’clock, and a wine bottle at three o’clock. In the center, Ernest Hemingway’s quote, “My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine.” The hallmark, TWO TROY OUNCES .999 FINE SILVER” positioned at six o’clock.
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