An allegory is a literary device in which a character or fictional figure is used to present a broader message or represent a place or group. When it comes to the latter definition, female personifications became common throughout Europe as a representative of nations. Popular examples include Britannia and Germania, both of whom appear on a silver bullion product for the first time ever in a series from Germania Mint. The 2019 2 oz Silver Germania Allegories Britannia & Germania Round is now available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Rounds ship to you inside of a protective capsule with an included Certificate of Authenticity!
- First issue in The Allegories Series at the Germania Mint!
- Mintage limited to 2,500 rounds only!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a value of 10 Germania Mark.
- The obverse includes depictions of both Britannia and Germania.
- Reverse features a crowned shield design that reflects shared morals and noble values.
Britannia and Germania have histories in their respective nations that go back nearly 2,000 years. Both of the names come from the Latin language of the Roman Empire and were terms used by the Romans when the empire conquered modern Germany and Britain. With the fall of the Roman Empire, both regions eventually reclaimed the term as a representative of the people and the nations.
Britannia first featured on British coinage in the late 1700s, with Germania’s popularity rising among Germans during the Revolutions of 1848 that swept across Europe and resulted in the formation of the German Empire. Both female personifications are typically depicted in aggressive stances as a representative of national strength and pride. These silver rounds strike a toned down vision for both.
On the obverse side of 2019 2 oz Silver Germania Allegories Britannia & Germania Rounds, both figures are depicted with their shields at their sides. Britannia’s trident rests on the ground and leans into her right hand while Germania’s sword remains in its scabbard. As Britannia stands on the left, Germania is on the right and extends an arm toward her counterpart.
The reverse face of 2019 2 oz Silver Germania Allegories Britannia & Germania Rounds features a crowned shield with four quadrants. Each quadrant bears designs and creatures representative of different characteristics, values, morals, and principles. Elements include a wild boar, a checkered pattern, a double-headed eagle, and three wild flowers on a gold ribbon.
These 2019 2 oz Silver Germania Allegories Britannia & Germania Rounds are available to you with a protective plastic capsule. The Germania Mint also offers the silver rounds with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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