Apollo is the god of music, poetry, the sun, and healing in Greek mythology. As the god of music and poetry, Apollo is depicted with a lyre, inspiring musicians, poets, and artists.

And, as the god of the sun, Apollo symbolises the cyclical nature of day and night, offering hope and renewal with each sunrise. This aspect of his character embodies enlightenment and knowledge.

YouHis story is filled with love, rivalry, and adventure. One of his most famous stories is his pursuit of the nymph Daphne, which is why he's often depicted wearing a crown made of laurel leaves like the one in this coin.

Indeed, NASA's successful Apollo space program was named after Apollo too, reflecting its focus on exploration and the sun's symbolism as a source of light and knowledge.