Monarch Precious Metals has a reputation for producing high-quality silver with unique designs and hand-stamped imagery. One example of this high-quality craftsmanship from Monarch comes in the form of its fractional-weight silver rounds. These products typically have an antique patina, high-relief designs, and engravings which ensure no two are exactly alike. The 1/2 oz Monarch Egyptian Cat Goddess Bastet Silver Round is currently available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in individual zip-top bags or natural linen bags for multiples of 20 rounds!
- Latest Ancient Egypt design from Monarch Precious Metals!
- Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Obverse features a depiction of the goddess Bastet with hieroglyphs.
- Reverse includes the symbol of Bastet as a cat.
- Ultra-high-relief strikes!
These 1/2 oz Monarch Egyptian Cat Goddess Bastet Silver Rounds are struck with ultra-high-relief effect for the design features. Rounds struck in ultra-high-relief undergo intense pressure in a striking press to create a deep background field that allows the design elements to physically stand out with greater 3D effect.
Additionally, like other Ancient Egypt-themed products from Monarch Precious Metals, these Egyptian Cat Goddess Bastet Rounds have an antique patina added as well as an anti-polish. The two applications have the combined effect of giving these brand-new silver rounds the appearance of ancient coinage with old-world charm.
Bastet is the focus on the design on these 1/2 oz Silver Rounds from Monarch Precious Metals. Bastet, also known as Basta, was a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religion who was worshiped during the Second Dynasty around the year 2890 BCE. Prior to the unification of various Egyptian cultures, the people of Lower Egypt living in the Nile River delta region knew Bastet as a goddess of warfare.
On the obverse side of the 1/2 oz Monarch Egyptian Cat Goddess Bastet Silver Round, youll find a right-profile depiction of the female figure of Bastet. This particular depiction is of the Lower Egypt culture when she was primarily known in the female form. Included on this side are Egyptian hieroglyphs.
The reverse of the 1/2 oz Monarch Egyptian Cat Goddess Bastet Silver Round features the image of a cat in left-profile. Many Egyptian deities in different Egyptian cultures shared similar roles and imagery. The Upper Egypt people had the warrior lioness deity Sekhmet. Bastet was eventually merged with other cultural representations and by the 22nd Dynasty in 945 BCE, she had become a protector deity represented as a cat.
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