2016 – Malta – 2 € in roll (25 coins) “Ġgantija”

2016 – Malta – 2 € in roll (25 coins) “Ġgantija”

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2 euro commemorative coin in roll, Brilliant Uncirculated.

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Description

The Ġgantija temples (Giants' Tower), are the earliest of the Megalithic Temples of Malta, older than the pyramids of Egypt. Their makers erected the two Ġgantija temples during the Neolithic, which makes these temples more than 5500 years old and the world's second oldest manmade religious structures. Together with other similar structures, these have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Megalithic Temples of Malta.

The temples were possibly the site of a fertility rites; archeologists believe that the numerous figurines and statues found on site are connected with that cult. According to local Gozitan folklore, a giantess who ate nothing but broad beans and honey bore a child from a man of the common people. With the child hanging from her shoulder, built these temples and used them as places of worship.

Additional information

Diameter mm

25,75

Composition

Cu-Ni

Weight gr.

8,50

Quality

BU

Mintage

350.000

Face Value

2 euro

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