Leading precious metal asset firm, Rosland Capital, today unveiled its latest coin collection licensed by the British Museum. The series features highlights from among the countless masterpieces in the Museum’s collection, starting with helmets from ancient Greece and Rome, Roman Britain and Anglo-Saxon England.
The first coin set, available soon, shows a beautiful, classical Greek helmet of Corinthian type in bronze, dated to around 460BC. The helmet bears an inscription stating that the Argives, inhabitants of Argos, dedicated it to Zeus as spoil won in battle from the Corinthians.
This beautiful, limited edition set of 1.5 oz gold and silver coins – of which only 250 of each will ever be offered – is only available from Rosland Capital. The gold 40mm diameter coin is 999.9 fine gold, while the 50mm silver coin is 999.0 fine silver. Both coins are legal tender and bear a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. These collectors’ items are specially minted as proofs, their highest level of quality, by the world-famous, Swiss-based mint, PAMP SA.
A silver coin is included at no charge with the purchase of each gold coin – each set comes in a handsome presentation box. Silver coins are also available separately in a limited edition. A ¼ oz coin in 999.9 fine gold is also available in limited quantities.
The protective packaging for each coin shows another treasure from the Museum’s collection – a Roman marble relief panel decorated with Roman and Dacian armor, from the 2nd century. Shown on the back of each package, which provides a numbered certificate of authenticity, are statements of metal purity and weight, and the signature of the Swiss Assayer Fondeur who assures the quality of the production.
Rosland Capital CEO, Marin Aleksov, was delighted to unveil this new range of coins to celebrate the Masterpieces of the British Museum: “It is a great honor for our company to be chosen to create precious metal coins celebrating the Masterpieces of the British Museum. We know the Museum is a major destination for visitors from across the world and now we’re taking a part of the Museum’s collection and taking it to the world, in these beautiful coins.”
Craig Bendle from the British Museum, said: “We are proud to be working with Rosland Capital and to see some of the stunning objects in our collection further immortalized in pure gold and silver collectible coins. The British Museum Department of Coins and Medals is home to one of the world's finest numismatic collections, comprising about one million objects. The collection spans the history of coinage from its origins in the seventh century BC to the present day, and related material such as coin weights, tokens and money boxes. We are delighted to announce that a set of the coins will be added to the British Museum collection, as objects in their own right.”
About the British Museum
Founded in 1753, the British Museum was the first national public museum in the world.From the outset it was a museum of the world, for the world, and this idea still lies at the heart of the Museum’s mission today. The collection tells the stories of cultures across the world, from the dawn of human history, over two million years ago, to the present. Objects range from the earliest tools made by humans and treasures from the ancient world to more recent acquisitions from Africa, Oceania and the Americas, the Middle East, Asia and Europe, as well as the national collections of prints and drawings, and coins and medals.
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