This wonderful 2 Oz Silver Coin is the first release in the new “Gods of Anger” series, dedicated to the dog-headed God of afterlife – Anubis. The coin has an incredible High Relief, has a wonderful design, has an Antique Finish quality and comes in a case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage of only 500 pcs worldwide..
Anubis is the Greek name of a god associated with mummification and the afterlife in ancient Egyptian religion, usually depicted as a canine or a man with a canine head. Archeologists have identified Anubis's sacred animal as an Egyptian canid, the African golden wolf. Like many ancient Egyptian deities, Anubis assumed different roles in various contexts. Depicted as a protector of graves as early as the First Dynasty (c. 3100 – c. 2890 BC), Anubis was also an embalmer. By the Middle Kingdom (c. 2055 – 1650 BC) he was replaced by Osiris in his role as lord of the underworld. One of his prominent roles was as a god who ushered souls into the afterlife. He attended the weighing scale during the "Weighing of the Heart," in which it was determined whether a soul would be allowed to enter the realm of the dead. Despite being one of the most ancient and "one of the most frequently depicted and mentioned gods" in the Egyptian pantheon, Anubis played almost no role in Egyptian myths.
The reverse of the coin depicts the incredibly detailed image of the God Anubis with his scepter plated in Gold. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscriptions: “GODS OF ANGER” - the name of the series and “ANUBIS” - the name of the coin The Obverse of the coin features a wonderful ancient Egyptian pattern and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. All around the obverse, the inscriptions: “NIUE ISLAND” – the issuing country, “2019” - the year of issue, “ELIZABETH II” - the name of the Queen and “FIVE DOLLARS” - the face value .
|Weight (g)||62.2 (2 oz)|