28th Olympic Athens 2004 [10]

The 28th Olympic Games: Athens 2004

Subject: no
Face value: 10 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 14.14 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 70000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2004-08-09
Issue price: 49 pln
An image of an amphora with stylised figures of three modern runners. At the bottom on the left and the right hand side of the amphora stylised images of ancient runners. On the rim an inscription, IGRZYSKA XXVIII OLIMPIADY (GAMES OF THE XXVIII OLYMPIAD), on the amphora at its upper part an inscription, ATENY / 2004 (ATHENS / 2004).

Designer: Robert Kotowicz
On the right hand side an image of the Eagle as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. Below the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue, 2004. On the left hand side an image of Athena holding an olive branch in her hand and the legend, 200 / ZŁ. At the bottom a semicircular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (the Republic of Poland). Under the left leg of the Eagle the Mint mark: m/w.

Designer: Robert Kotowicz

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The 28th Olympic Games: Athens 2004

Ancient Greece, the cradle of European culture, which bore excellent philosophers, poets, sculptors and mathematicians, also originated the first sport events. In 776 BC Koroibos was recorded as the name of the winner of one stade foot race at the games in Olympia.

Numerous events were organised in ancient Greece to worship gods, celebrate religious holidays or funerals. Among well-known athletic contests were the Panathenaean Games, the Eleusinian Games, the Isthmian Games, and the Nemean Games; however, those were the Olympic Games that became the most famous. In Olympia, under Zeus's attention, the ideals of virtue, beauty, wisdom, fight (kalokagatia) and the divine peace (ekecheiria) during the games came into their fullest and most powerful realization.

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