2018 Cameroon 1 Ounce Carved Skull of Saint Aloysius de Gonzaga High Relief Silver Proof Coin
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This beautiful 1 Ounce Silver Coin is the second issue in the Carved Skulls Series and features and incredible High Relief design, discreet coloration and antique finish. With limited mintage of just 666 in worldwide production, they are anticipated to sell quickly and remain in high demand.
Saint Aloysius de Gonzaga, S.J. (Italian: Aluigi de Gonzaga; March 9, 1568 – June 21, 1591) was an Italian aristocrat who became a member of the Society of Jesus. While still a student at the Roman College, he died as a result of caring for the victims of a serious epidemic. He was beatified in 1605 and canonized in 1726.
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
Mint Capsule, Presentation Box, Certificate of Authenticity