This breathtaking silver coin is dedicated to is the third release in the “Four Auspicious Beast” series and features the BLACK TORTOISE. One of the Four Auspicious Beasts, representing Winter and the cardinal direction of the North is the Black Tortoise. Also known as Xuán Wǔ (玄武) in Chinese, Black Turtle or Black Tortoise of the North, it is usually depicted as a snake coiled around the body of a tortoise. It is the belief of ancient Chinese that the tortoise and snake are spiritual creatures that symbolize longevity - the tortoise being representative of resilience and tenacity, and the snake illustrating vitality and intelligence.
- 3rd. in series presents BLACK TORTOISE
- 2 oz silver coin with legal tender.
- Antique Finish with Ultra High Relief
- Limited edition with only 500 pieces in the world.
In this piece, the Black Tortoise stands strong with dominance amidst choppy waters and strong waves to claim its association with the element of Water. The tortoise shell and skin of the snake surfaces beautifully on the surface with ornate detail, brought to life on a super ultra-high relief. Both their jaws are open with teeth bared as a show of the Black Tortoise’s powers. A layer of gold is carefully gilded onto the Black Tortoise’s Chinese name and the title of the series to match its prowess and stature as one of the four Auspicious Beasts. An ancient Chinese constellation map sits on its obverse surrounding an octagon shape inspired by the yin-yang elements that houses the legal tender, the Coat of Arms du Tchad.
Add this beautiful piece to your the beasts collection.!
|Denomination||10000 Francs CFA|
|Material||Silver 999/1000 999 Cu|
|Weight (g)||2 oz (62.2) 11.5 oz Cu|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
REWARD POINTS: Earn Dazzling Point with our loyalty program; to be converted into a voucher for a future purchases