5 euro: Italian Art: Selinunt

Series: Italy: Silver 5 euro coins

5 euro Italian Art: Selinunt - 2013 - Series: Silver 5 euro coins - Italy

Within the successful series Italy of the Arts a 5 euro silver proof coin will feature this year Selinunte, an archaeological site on the south coast of Sicily, One of the most important among the Greek colonies in Sicily, it was finally destroyed by the Carthaginians during the First Punic War in 250 before Christ. Of the several collapsed temples, only the Temple of Hera was reconstructed in the 20th century, and it is represented on the obverse of the coin, while on the reverse is depicted a sculpture decoration with the myth of Perseus and the Medusa.