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November 2018 - Thread of Fate

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Design By: Christian Mackey       

Dimensions 50mm tall

Thickness4.0  3.5 mm

Finish Antique Bronze

Enameling IHE Enamel

Trackable? Yes

Has Icon Yes

November 2018 - Thread of Fate

Design notes from Chris:  So I (re)discovered an obscure image I had saved for investigating for the possibility of a future coin and started doing a bit of research.  I was quickly delighted to learn the amazing story of the Death's Head Hawk Moth.  There are actually 3 known species and they're named after ancient references to death and fate in ancient Greek mythology.  These macabre night fliers, dressed in a variety of horrific skull depictions, are both wondrous and death defying in their own right.  They are masters of camouflage among the insect world and can copy-cat pheromones of various colonies and species of honey bees to stealthily make their way right into an active hive to steal away a haul of rich honey and sneak away again before discovery.  This is remarkable because even rival honey bees can't pull off camouflage of this caliber.  When agitated they can produce a loud screech to intimidate or ward off enemies as well.  They're clever, great at camouflage and live their short lives in a fury of activity sneaking in and out of hiding holes.  Not entirely unlike active cachers!


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