28th Olympics Athens 2004 [2]

The 28th Olympic Games: Athens 2004

Subject: no
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 1000000 pcs
On the edge: an inscription, NBP, repeated eight times, every second one inverted by 180 degrees, separated by stars
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2004-08-09
Issue price: 2 pln
An image of three runners from a painting on a Panathenaean amphora. Around, an inscription, IGRZYSKA XXVIII OLIMPIADY ATENY 2004 (GAMES OF THE XXVIII OLYMPIAD ATHENS 2004) against the background of a stylised running track.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak
An image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. The notation of the year of issue, 20-04, at the sides of the Eagle. Below the Eagle an inscription, ZŁ 2 ZŁ. An inscription on the rim, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (The Republic of Poland) preceded and followed by six pearls. The Mint's mark, m/w, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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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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