Cyprus BU 2009
This is the first set of a serie of five BU sets in the series of the Cyprus eurocoin sets dedicated to the mosaics of Paphos which are included in UNESCO's World Heritage list. These mosaics decorated the floors of the houses of wealthy residents in the Roman period in Cyprus (58 BC - 330 AD). They depict themes mainly from Greek mythology. The figures most prominently depicted on the mosaic floors have given their names to the house remains - House of Dionysos, House of Aion, Villa of Theseus and the House of Orpheus. This set presents mosaics with mythological couples from the House of Dionysos.