1970-76 Delphic Sibyl, Masterpieces of Michelangelo Series, Franklin Mint USA. 1.3 Oz. Large Silver Proof Medal/Rare! Beautiful & attractive famous design. Blast White Silver Proof!
We have here on offer, a 1970-76 Delphic Sibyl, Masterpieces of Michelangelo Series, Franklin Mint USA. 1.3 Oz. Large Silver Proof Medal/Rare! Beautiful & attractive famous design. Blast White Silver Proof! This is a very beautiful medal with attractive proof mirror-like lustre on both sides!
"Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (March 1475 – 18 February 1564), was an Italiansculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Considered to be the greatest living artist during his lifetime, he has since also been described as one of the greatest artists of all time. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with contemporary rival and fellow FlorentineMedici client, Leonardo da Vinci."
"The Delphic Sibyl was a mythical woman from before the Trojan Wars (c. 11th century BC) mentioned by Pausanias writing in the 2nd century AD about stories he had heard locally. The Sibyl would have predated the real Pythia, the oracle and priestess of Apollo, originating from around the 8th century BC.
There were several prophetic women called Sibyls and male figures called Bakis in the Graeco-Roman world. The most famous Sibyl was located at Cumae and the most famous Bakis at Boeotia.
Pausanias claimed that the Sibyl was "born between man and goddess, daughter of sea monsters and an immortal nymph".  He said that the Sibyl came from the Troad to Delphi before the Trojan War, "in wrath with her brother Apollo", lingered for a time atSamos, visited Claros and Delos, and died in the Troad, after surviving nine generations of men. After her death, it was said that she became a wandering voice that still brought to the ears of men tidings of the future wrapped in dark riddles."
With it very attractive design of a truly famous piece, this limited edition release is recognised as a great medal for collection, and a very strong safeguard against inflation.
This item comes in a beautiful black display box, flawlessly presented. It will feel & look better in your hand! This unique & very rare piece can be yours today! Authenticity guaranteed for life! Fairly priced!
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