The ancient ‘festival of lights’, Diwali is celebrated by millions around the world in October or November each year depending on the cycle of the moon. Deities honoured during this five-day period in particular are Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, and Ganesha, the god of intellect and overcomer of obstacles.
An outstanding keepsake to mark the occasion, this vividly coloured medallion honours traditional depictions of the deities with a carefully considered design.
The reverse of the medallion features a coloured representation of Lakshmi and Ganesha sitting on lotus flowers against decorated panels. Lakshmi holds lotus flowers and is dropping coins from her palm into a bowl at her feet. Ganesha grasps a bowl of sweets, a lotus flower and a conch shell symbolising victory. A mouse offers the god a delicacy from the selection before him. The design includes the inscription ‘happy diwali’ and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark and the rangoli pattern is depicted on the medallion’s obverse.
Illustrated Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The medallion is housed in a latex display case and is packaged within an illustrated shipper. Each coin is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.