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Euro coin set – 2014 Cyprus

The fifth in the series of Cyprus euro coin sets dedicated to the mosaics of Paphos which since 1980 are included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

These mosaics decorated the floors of the houses of wealthy residents in the Roman period in Cyprus (58 BC – 330 AD). They depict themes mainly from Greek mythology. The figures most prominently depicted on the mosaic floors have given their names to the house remains – House of Dionysos, House of Aion, Villa of Theseus and the House of Orpheus.

The mosaics presented in this set are from the House of Dionysos, the god of wine. The house was so named as many mosaics depict him or mythological compositions relating to him. For this set, three mosaics that have love as their main theme were selected. The mosaics are of the finest artistic quality and are dated back to the 2nd century AD.

SKU: Küpros2014 Categories: ,


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