While it didn't win the competition, a small number of test'Pattern Pieces' were produced which became sought-after as his reputation grew. His'Young Head' portrait of Queen Victoria graced the coins of her reign for nearly 50 years, while his'Una and The Lion' is now recognised as one of history's most beautiful coin designs. He was a master of his art, and The Three Graces his neoclassic masterpiece. The Three Graces, or Charities, are goddesses from ancient Greek mythology, daughters of the mighty Zeus.
They were residents of Mount Olympus and responsible for the good things in life. Euphrosyne symbolises joy and laughter. Aglaea represents elegance and beauty. Thalia personifies festivity and the blooming of youth.
They are associated with the Muses, able to bestow their virtues on mortals, and in the early 19th century their inspiration fell upon William Wyon. He used The Three Graces to tell the story of The 1801 Act of, which had seen England, Scotland and Ireland combine to form the United Kingdom. The coin's design features a harp, a thistle and a shield bearing the flag of St George at the feet of the three sisters, while their hair is decorated with roses, shamrocks and further thistles.
They are surrounded by the motto Foedus Inviolabile', which translates as'unbreakable league', in testament to the historic new union whose story he told with this early classic from a remarkable career. Masterpiece 2021 Three Graces 2oz Silver Proof. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins". The seller is "shinypreciousmetals" and is located in this country: US.
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