OLYMPIA – The Temple of Hera

The Temple of Hera (also known as Heraion) is an ancient Doric Greek temple at Olympia, Greece. The Temple of Hera was destroyed by an earthquake in the early 4th century AD and never rebuilt. In modern times, the temple is the location where the torch of the Olympic flame is lit, by focusing the rays of the sun.The temple was dedicated to Hera, the wife of Zeus and one of the most important female deities in Greek religion. The Heraeum, or Temple of Hera at Olympia, is thought to be the oldest known example of Doric architecture. The temple was originally built entirely of wood on a limestone foundation, around 600 BC. Gradually, the wooden columns were replaced with stone ones.

Release Dates

2004, 2008, 2014

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine with script
  • City: OLYMPIA
  • Country: Greece
  • Available: no
  • Location: OLYMPIA, Greece