According to ancient Norse mythology, Odin was king of Asgard. He was the king of the gods, as well as the god of war and death, the sky god, and a god of wisdom and poetry.
Following the sell out success of the Gods and Goddesses of Olympus, we’re delighted to unveil the first release from our new Norse Gods series. Each 2oz high relief silver coin features an antique finish rendering a superb portrayal of Odin’s mighty figure surrounded by his most famous mythological possessions and animal companions.
|1||Winged helmet||Odin was known by a variety of names including Arnhöfði, which means ‘eagle head’.|
|2||Draupnir||Odin possessed a gold arm-ring forged by dwarves, which every 9th night ‘dripped’ eight rings of equal weight.|
|3||P||Perth Mint ‘P’ mintmark
|4||Geri||One of two wolves to accompany Odin.|
|5||Gungnir||Odin’s magical spear.|
|6||Sleipnir||Odin’s eight-legged steed.|
|7||IJ||Artist’s initials (Ing Jong)|
|8||Freki||The other wolf to keep company with Odin.|
|9||Hugin||One of Odin’s ravens; the other was Munin.
|10||Eye socket||Odin sacrificed one eye to drink from the fountain of wisdom.|
With no more than 2,000 of these coins to be released, collector interest is expected to be extremely high.