2019 2 Oz Silver Niue $5 RED HORSE, Four horseman Of The Apocalypse Coin.
The Red Horseman is usually associated with war and the dynamic design of the reverse certainly reflects the chaos of battle. The mounted horseman with gilded sword and helmet dominates this face, but the background is absolutely packed solid with details. A complex and ambitious design, it’s a fine example of just how far minting techniques have come in the last half-decade or so.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are described in the last book of the New Testament of the Bible, called the Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ to John of Patmos, at 6:1-8. The chapter tells of a book or scroll in God’s right hand that is sealed with seven seals. The Lamb of God opens the first four of the seven seals, which summons four beings that ride out on white, red, black, and pale horses.
Though theologians and popular culture differ on the first Horseman, the four riders are often seen as symbolizing Conquest or Pestilence (and less frequently, the Christ or the Antichrist), War, Famine, and Death. The Christian apocalyptic vision is that the Four Horsemen are to set a divine apocalypse upon the world as harbingers of the Last Judgment.
One reading ties the Four Horsemen to the history of the Roman Empire subsequent to the era in which the Book of Revelation was written. That is, they are a symbolic prophecy of the subsequent history of the Empire.
The rider of the second horse is often taken to represent War (he is often pictured holding a sword upwards as though ready for battle) or mass slaughter. His horse’s color is red; and in some translations, the color is specifically a “fiery” red. The color red, as well as the rider’s possession of a great sword, suggests blood that is to be spilled. The sword held upward by the second Horseman may represent war or a declaration of war, as seen in heraldry. In military symbolism, swords held upward, especially crossed swords held upward, signify war and entering into battle. (See for example the coat of arms, of Jeanne of Arc.)
The second Horseman may represent civil war as opposed to the war of conquest that the first Horseman is sometimes said to bring. Other commentators have suggested that it might also represent the persecution of Christians.
Face Value: $5
Weight: 2 Oz - 62.2g
Diameter: 45 mm
Mintage: 500 Pcs Worldwide
Finish: Antique Finish, 24K GOLD PLATED And Ultra High Relief
Certificate COA: Yes