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1 oz Aztec Calendar 999 Copper Round

€2.99

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Year: Random Year
Metal Content: 1 ounce AVDP
Condition: Brilliant Uncirculated
Metal: Copper
Purity: 999
Diameter: 39 mm

Availability: In stock (Only 0 left)

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The Aztec Calendar Stone, currently housed in the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, is the most famous work of Aztec sculpture in history. This incredibly intricate stone measures 12 feet in diameter, is over three feet thick, and weighs 24 tons. It was carved around the year 1500 as a means to describe the origins of the cosmos and the structure of the universe as the Aztecs saw it. And to this day, the Aztec Calendar stone endures as one of the most prominent emblems of Mexican culture.

The obverse of this copper round is a circular shape resembling a sun, with rays emanating outward. In the center is the face of the Aztec solar deity, Tonatiuh, which gives the monolith its alternate name the Sun Stone. He is shown holding a human heart in each of his clawed hands, and his tongue is represented by a stone sacrificial blade. He is surrounded by a ring of 20 symbols that represent the 20 days of the Aztec month, along with four scrolled arrows pointed in the four cardinal directions.

Coin may have small spots and/or scratches, but usually brilliant uncirculated condition.
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