SANTORINI – Fisherman fresco

At the end of the 17th century B.C., the volcano Thera erupted in what seems to be the one of the biggest eruption in the history of our planet. The city of Akrotiri, the ancient city of Santorini, was buried for around 3,500 years under 200 feet of volcanic ash. The site was first discovered in 1866 after a small new volcanic eruption, and has since then been gradually excavated. Streets, squares and buildings have been found, together with very well preserved artefacts and pottery.The volcanic eruption preserved wall paintings in nearly every house astonishingly well. The young fisherman fresco is one of the best preserved frescoes found so far on the island of Thera. The absence of clothes and any kind of jewels indicates that this young man had probably been net fishing or possibly even spear fishing under water. The naturalism of this subject is typical of Minoan art.

Release Dates

2008, 2014, 2015 (2), 2017


  • Coin Alloy Name: brass
  • Coin Alloy Color: gold
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • Country: Greece
  • Available: yes
  • Location: SANTORINI, Greece