The Titans series from Numiartis returns with Rhea, the mother of the gods

After Cronus and Atlas, Numiartis are back in the world of Greek mythology with Rhea. As with virtually all the gods and goddesses in this pantheon, she has a dubious history. The daughter of Gaia and Uranus (mother and son), she is the older sister of Cronus (also her consort). She is the mother of Zeus, who tried to marry her (!!), and when refused, he raped her, and she gave birth to Persephone. Honestly, it’s about the most dysfunctional family in history…

This series enjoys a new release just once every two years, and given the huge numbers of releases in this genre over the last few years, that’s quite welcome. This time around, Numiartis have gone with a different designer, which is noticeable, but certainly in line with the first two issues. Another good-looking design, Rhea, is depicted with her lion at her side, amidst a woodland scene.

Embedded in the reverse face is a pair of mother-of-pearl stones. The obverse is the common one for the series, which lays out the family tree of this quite unpleasant group. It’s great to see this face being used to enhance the coin, rather than just a basic effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. No changes to the spec, however, this remains a two-ounce, high-relief coin with an antique finish. The mintage is set at 500 pieces, and the coin should ship later in June. A coin buyers of previous Titans coins will like.

COMPOSITION 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 62.2 grams
FINISH Antique
MODIFICATIONS Ultra high-relief, 2 x Mother of Pearl inserts
BOX / C.O.A. Yes / Yes