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: 90000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: Au plated
Date of issue: 2004-08-09
Issue price: 60 pln
On the right hand side an image of a discus thrower from a Panathenaean amphora. On his left hand side a semicircular inscription, IGRZYSKA XXVIII / OLIMPIADY / ATENY 2004 (GAMES OF THE XXVIII / OLYMPIAD / ATHENS 2004).

Designer: Urszula Walerzak
In the centre 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, preceded and followed by meanders. At the top a semi-circular inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (the Republic of Poland), against the background of a stylised running track. At the bottom a legend, ZŁ 10 ZŁ. Under the left leg of the Eagle the Mint mark: m/w.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak

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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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