2017 Cameroon 1 Ounce Carved Skull High Relief Silver Proof Coin
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Enjoy this unique High Relief .999 silver coin stylized after ancient Aztecan art. The Carved Skull features finely detailed carvings and copper plating of the motif in addition to a beautiful antique finish.
Indigenous Mexican art celebrates the skeleton and uses it as a regular motif. The use of skulls and skeletons in art originated before the Conquest: The Aztecs excelled in stone sculptures and created striking carvings of their Gods Coatlicue, the Goddess of earth and death, was portrayed with a necklace of human hearts, hands and a skull pendant. She was imbued with the drama and grandeur necessary to dazzle the subject people and to convey the image of an implacable state. The worship of death involved worship of life, while the skull – symbol of death – was a promise to resurrection. The Aztecs carved skulls in monoliths of lava, and made masks of obsidian and jade. Furthermore, the skull motif was used in decoration. They were molded on pots, traced on scrolls, woven into garments, and formalized into hieroglyphs.
Grade: High Relief, Antique Finish
Denomination: 1,000 Francs CFA
Metal Content: 1 troy oz
Issuer: Republic Of Cameroon
Diameter: 38.61 mm
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