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2002 Greece 2 Euro coin pendant Abduction of Europa Crete Athens Hellenic Ehoiai Catalogue of Women Hesiod Attica Rhodes Sparta myth n003068

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Greece 2 Euro {2002-2006} FEATURING front: A representation of the myth of the Abduction of Europa, is accompanied with the legend "Ευρώπη" (Europa) and the facial value and encircled by the twelve stars of Europe. In Greek mythology, Europa (/jʊəˈroʊpə, jə-/; Ancient Greek: Εὐρώπη, Eurṓpē, Attic Greek pronunciation: [eu̯.rɔ̌ː.pɛː]) was the mother of King Minos of Crete, a Phoenician princess of Argive origin, after whom the continent Europe is named. The story of her abduction by Zeus in the form of a bull was a Cretan story; as classicist Károly Kerényi points out, "most of the love-stories concerning Zeus originated from more ancient tales describing his marriages with goddesses. This can especially be said of the story of Europa." Lettering: ΕΥΡΩΠΗ ΓΣ 2 ΕΥΡΩ back: A map, next to the facial value, shows the fifteen states of the European Union. edge lettering: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ • quantity 1 • polished Bi-metallic coin Nickel-brass clad Nickel center in Copper-nickel ring • diameter: 25.75 mm • weight: 8.5 g ***Choose from drop down menu *** {2 mm thick cords} 22" black cotton necklace 24” brass ball chain {lightweight 5 g} 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo} ****If you need a shorter length black necklace please message me****

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