When touring the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, one of the most striking artifacts you’ll find is the Aztec Calendar stone. This impressive work of art is found mounted on a wall and measures 141 inches in diameter. It has an incredibly complex and beautiful design, at the center of which is a face. While it is not entirely known who this face represents, historians suspect it belongs to Tonatiuh, an Aztec sun god. Right now, 1/4 oz Aztec Calendar Silver Rounds are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you in plastic flips, tubes of 20, or boxes of 500!
- All-new round featuring the Aztec Calendar Stone!
- Contains 1/4 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- The Aztec Calendar Stone is depicted on the obverse.
- Aztec emperor Cuauhtémoc features in the reverse design.
The Aztec Calendar Stone does not have a specific creation date, though experts estimate it was produced sometime between 1470 and 1521. When Spanish conquistador Cortes overthrew the Aztec Empire, the stone was buried in the central square of Mexico City. It was later uncovered in 1790 and was placed in a Cathedral, where it stayed until 1885. Today, the stone is housed inside a museum in Mexico City on display for all to see. This remarkable carving is both a beautiful work of art and an intricate exploration of Aztec cosmology.
The obverse of 1/4 oz Aztec Calendar Silver Rounds features the Aztec Calendar Stone. This remarkable recreation shows the Sun God Tonatiuh at the center. He is surrounded by four squares representing the four suns, or eras in Aztec cosmology. The rest of the design is full of decorative Aztec symbolic imagery. Because the original stone has faded over time, some details here have been enhanced for clarity.
On the reverse design of Aztec Calendar Silver Rounds is Cuauhtémoc, the final Aztec emperor. His name means one who has descended like an eagle. He is depicted facing to the left and wearing an ornate headdress. A decorative Aztec-themed pattern extends around the border. The words Cuauhtémoc Quarter Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver are inscribed around the central portrait.
Each 1/4 oz Aztec Calendar Silver Round is delivered individually inside a protective plastic flip. Multiples of 20 arrive inside a tube, while multiples of 500 come in a box. These rounds will arrive to you in brand-new condition.
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