Osiris is the Ancient Egyptian god of fertility, agriculture, the afterlife, death, and resurrection. Many of the associations Osiris has with aspects of Egyptian life come from his own background story. Murdered by his brother Set, Osiris would go on to become one of the first deities associated with mummification. Now, perfect condition 2 oz Osiris Silver Rounds are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Rounds arrive inside of NGC protective plastic slabs!
- 5th issue in the Egyptian Gods Series!
- Limited availability of certified perfect rounds!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse features of the round include the partially mummified body of Osiris.
- Reverse comes with the depiction of Osiris mummified for the afterlife.
The mythology surrounding Osiris in Ancient Egypt states that he was the brother of Set, father of Horus, and husband to Isis. His brother Set murdered him and dismembered his body, throwing his various body parts into the Nile River. He became associated with mummification and resurrection because of what his wife Isis did next.
Isis collected the parts of his body from the Nile and wrapped him in mummification wraps up to his waist or chest, depending upon the reading. At this point, she performed a ceremony that brought him back to life and made his body whole again. Although it was only temporary, Osiris came back to life long enough to sire a child with Isis: the god Horus.
Obverse features of the 2 oz Osiris Silver Round include a depiction of Osiris during the process of resurrection. He is shown here with the Atef crown on his head, a feature representative of the dynasties of Upper Egypt. He also holds the crook and flail, symbolizing agriculture and the rule of the kings.
Reverse design elements of 2 oz Osiris Silver Rounds feature the mummified remains of Osiris. His resurrection was short-lived and he was eventually mummified. The mummified body is featured in front of a pyramid tomb with clay pots at the feet that hold the vital organs from his body.
These 2 oz Osiris Silver Rounds are available to you in perfect condition from the NGC. Mint State 70 specimens have full, original mint luster with no detracting flaws of any kind present on the designs or background fields. Each of these silver rounds has an ultra high-relief strike, delivering intense visual depth to the background field with greater 3D relief on the design elements.
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