5 oz Hercules Twelve Labors Copper Round
Hercules became an icon of Greek mythology through tales of incredible strength and adventure.
From slaying lions to capturing three-headed beasts, some of his greatest feats came to pass during the Twelve Labors. The first in a series, this 12 Labors of Hercules 5 oz Copper round measures 63mm in diameter and contains .999 fine copper.
The obverse features a left-facing profile of Hercules wearing the Nemean Lion’s hide as armor on his head. The detailed design also shows the mythological demigod clutching his famous club.
The reverse is inscribed with THE 12 LABORS OF HERCULES at the center. A decorative vine wraps around the text. FIVE TROY OZ, CMXCIX — or .999 in roman numerals — and FINE COPPER are also included.
Driven crazy by Hera, Hercules slew his family — only regretful after recovering his sanity. King Thespius purified the son of Zeus, but to atone for his crimes, he was sent to serve King Eurystheus.
Eurystheus ordered Hercules to execute 10 Labors, which were a series of tasks carried out as penance for his actions. Hercules successfully completed all 10, but because his nephew helped with one and he planned to accept payment for another, Eurystheus forced Hercules to finish two more Labors alone.
|Gross Weight||5 Troy Oz|
|Availability||Out Of Stock|