Rhea: #2 of 12 in the series
This series of special geocoins will be released over the coming months. Collect the entire series, or just the ones that inspire you the most.
Knowing that we wanted this series of geocoins to be a special part of any collection, we reached out to celebrated designer Christian Mackey to create these exclusive designs. We are proud to present this collection of amazingly detailed coins of interest and beauty. They truly need to be seen to be appreciated.
Coins measure approximately 1.75 inches in diameter. They are trackable at Geocaching.com with a unique icon.
Notes from the designer, Chris Mackey:
Rhea essentially the “mother” god of the Pantheon holding dominion over the growth of forest, field and animal life. She’s known for her affinity with the great cats and is often portrayed in their company or being pulled on a chariot by them. She is symbolically depicted as a Pillar supporting bounty flanked by lions. The base of the pillar on the reverse side is inspired by the Lion Gates of ancient Mycinae. She is surrounded by the six symbols of her six children who become the major permanent gods of the Greek pantheon. She is the goddess of music (cymbals upper left) and dance (ritual Greek dancer upper right) and was shown deference by Greek soldiers who would beat their shields to appease her will for great bounty in battle (shields lower left with harp of music and lower right with summer sun of growth).