Venus De Milo Art Round / Re-blog lottery

I recall my first visit to the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. It was the summer of 1999 on a rather hot day and I was glad to escape the heat after entering the museum (the line was incredibly long!) Once inside I was amazed by just how big the museum truly is! It would take days to really see most of it, so my girlfriend and I decided to spend two days there and prioritize certain areas to explore.

Of course you have to see the Mona Lisa which is a remarkably small painting. For all of it's fame one would think it was larger. The collection and range of artists was outstanding. The Egyptian, Greek, and Roman collections were amazing. I remember just being in awe at the age of some of the ancient sculptures housed there. One of the most memorable ones was the Venus De Milo, just an amazing work of art. It's also the one pertinent to my post today!

The sculpture of Venus De Milo was discovered on the island of Milos, Greece in 1820 by a farmer working his fields. The French king Louis XVIII bought the statue and it has been housed in the Louvre since that time. It's believed that the sculpture was meant to be the goddess Aphrodite and was found with one hand holding an apple which sadly has long since been lost. It was sculpted most likely around 100 BC, over 2,100 years ago!

The art round I'm sharing today is of the Venus De Milo and is a true work of art. It was made by the Franklin Mint in Pennsylvania, US in 1973 as a special collection on the treasures of the Louvre Museum. This is the only one of the collection that I own and found it in a private jewelry shop in Long Beach, California over ten years ago now.

About the art round:
Round: La Venus De Milo (The Venus De Milo)
Mint: The Franklin Mint, Pennsylvania, US
Year: 1973
Series: Treasures of the Louvre
Composition: 92.5% silver
Weight: 1.35 Troy ounces
Obverse: Venus De Milo
Reverse: Lettered: La Venus De Milo, Art Grec c.100 avant J.C, Tresors du Louvre, translated (to the best of my ability) The Venus De Milo, Greek Art from around 100 BC, surrounded by cherubs.

Precious metals don't always come as coins but can be special works of art in rounds, bars, or even hand poured into molds to create unique artwork. When I first saw this I had to buy it because it was just such a beautifully created silver art round. I didn't know anything about it at the time buy it turned out to be a creation of the Franklin Mint, unfortunately they no longer produce art rounds or bars. But they sure did produce some amazing creations back in the 1970's and 1980's.

I hope you enjoyed my story of the day and this silver round as much as I do. Thank you everyone so much for your support I really to appreciate it! If you have any suggestions, comments, or questions feel free to leave them below. Thanks for taking the time to stop on by!

And my disclaimer: Gold and silver stacking can be a fun hobby but isn't for everyone. You can lose money. I'm not a financial advisor and this isn't financial advice, please always do your own research before spending your hard earned money.

References:
Worthpoint
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/1973-la-venus-de-milo-treasures-2076042519
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_de_Milo

Witnesses

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Re-blog lottery to have a chance to win 3 HSBI!

Now for the winner of the re-blog lottery! Today we had 30 people re-blog my post, thank you so much! You guy are the best! The people who re-blogged were:

@bitandi
@blitzzzz
@booboohabibi
@caleb-marvel
@daddydog
@dfreitesp
@esbat
@ferod23
@flaxz.alive
@florakese
@ganjafarmer
@gasaeightyfive
@geneeverett
@henruc
@hiro.guita
@hjrrodriguez
@kungfukid
@kunschj
@ladymisa
@monsterbuster
@olaf.gui
@pepetoken
@shasta
@silversaver888
@stekene
@trautenberk
@trumpman
@vaynard86
@virtualgrowth
@vrezyy

Voluntary daily reminder list for those who request to be on it: @ganjafarmer
If you want to be added to the list as well just feel free to ask!

Thank you everyone! I have been working to improve my engagement and all of you have really helped out! If you have any recommendations or suggestions please feel free to let me know. I'm always looking to improve my posts.

Good luck to everyone!

And the Wheel of Names results:

Congratulations @geneeverett !
I just sent over the funds for your 3 HSBI units!

Now for today's re-blog lottery! You just need to re-blog my post you will be placed on the Wheel of Names for a spin to possibly win 3 HSBI units! Just one prize for the lucky winner. An upvote is not required but is always greatly appreciated to help me fund higher prizes in the future. Bots aren't allowed to enter please. Contest ends at 14:00 (2 PM) California Pacific time tomorrow. If I somehow missed your re-blog please let me know and I'll add you to the next draw.
I will extend the draw date until tomorrow (10/17/2023) as a work emergency has pulled me away before and I could finish a quality post. I don't like putting up crappy posts so we'll do it tomorrow along with Three Tune Tuesday! Sorry guys!
What are HSBI units? They are units that you can purchase to sponsor someone and you in turn receive a unit as well. This way we both benefit! They give you occasional upvotes on your posts for a lifetime, and the more you accumulate the more often you receive upvotes and the bigger they can be. You can read some more here:

@steembasicincome/hive-sbi

If you have more questions feel free to ask.

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