2020 3 oz Cook Islands Dendera Zodiac Egypt 999 Silver Coin ( Antique Version)
The Dendera Zodiac is the 4th coin in the Archeology & Symbolism series.
The sculptured Dendera zodiac (or Denderah zodiac) is a widely known Egyptian bas-relief from the ceiling of the pronaos (or portico) of a chapel dedicated to Osiris in the Hathor temple at Dendera, containing images of Taurus (the bull) and Libra (the scales). This chapel was begun in the late Ptolemaic period; its pronaos was added by the emperor Tiberius. This led Jean-Francois Champollion to date the relief to the Greco-Roman period, but most of his contemporaries believed it to be of the New Kingdom. The relief, which John H. Rogers characterised as "the only complete map that we have of an ancient sky", has been conjectured to represent the basis on which later astronomy systems were based. It is now on display at the Museum du Louvre, Paris.
- 4th coin in the Archeology & Symbolism series
- Contains 3ozs of .999 fine silver
- Antiqued finish
- Low mintage of just 333 pieces!
- Comes with presentation case & numbered certificate
- Smartminted relief on 65mm
|Series||Archeology & Symbolism|
|Box & Certificate||Yes|