As regular readers will know, we’ve had extensive coverage of the ancient mythology genre of numismatics over the last few years, and for good reason. The standard of design has been extraordinarily high, with none of the dip in quality you would expect from an increased frequency and an expansive range.
One of the many series available, is the ‘It Goddesses’ by Numiartis and the Mint of Poland. There’s only been a single release to date, back in June 2019, but as we all know, Covey has kiboshed a lot of schedules, so we’re only now seeing the second coin. They’ve chosen something we’ve not seen on a coin before, and we always love that.
Nyai Roro Kidul is the Indonesian goddess of the sea, often depicted in the form of a mermaid. As I’ve found out the hard way time and time again, it’s never as simple as that, and she goes by many names, has many forms, and occupies many places in different cultures, especially the Sundanese and Javan ones. Even today, she is considered the spiritual consort of the Sultans of Mataram and Yogyakarta.