Orthodox Shrines - Theodore Icon of the Mother of God (gilded)

Niue Islands 2013 - $2 - Orthodox Shrines - Theodore icon of the Mother of God - 1oz LIMITED Gilded Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 3.000!
This gilded silver coin with a flat edge is convex shaped.
$99.45

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Delivery time 1 - 2 days

Country Niue Islands
Year 2013
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver - Gilded
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Dimensions 27 x 47 mm
Edge Flat
Thickness 2,44 mm
Mintage 3000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $99.45
Coin Story

This convex shaped gilded silver proof coin is dedicated to the "Orthodox Shrines". In 1613 the Theodore icon was blessed with the enthronement of Mikhail Romanov, in memory of the celebration. A German princess married a Russian grand Duke, taking over Orthodoxy as trdition required, and the Theodore icon began to recieve patronymic Feodorovna, in their honor.
There are numerous lists of her. One of the frst was commissioned and brought to Moskow by the mother of King Michael - the Nun Martha. This image is venerated as one of the shrines of the Romanov dynasty, which added a whole host of forign princesses who recieved the transition to Orthodoxy, not only by name, but also by the middle name in honor of the birth of the icon: Maria Feodorovna (wife of Paul I), Alexandra (wife of Nicholas I), Maria Feodorovna (wife of Alexander III) and Alexandra (wife of Nicholas II) and her sister Elizabeth Feodorovna.

Reverse Design

The reverse design depicts the Thodore icon of the Mother of God. The character is designed to match the original icon and offsets itself against the engraved gilded proof background. Only the face and hands are colored, while the rest of the icon is engraved in the face of the coin. You will also find ruby red stones on the coin.

Obverse Design

The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Packaging

The coin is packaged inside an elegant and rich wooden box. It is in a beautiful case, which is doing a great job in staging this remarkable coin. The Certificate of Authenticity is displayed on the inner packaging.

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