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Tutankhamun Discovery 100 Year Anniversary 2022 2oz Silver Proof Gilded Coloured Coin
Marking 100 years since the extraordinary discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, this superb 2oz silver proof coin features a remarkable image of the best-known treasure from what is probably the most spectacular archaeological find of all time.
- Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
- Gilded and coloured reverse design
- Information booklet-style certificate
Causing a worldwide sensation, the almost 3,500-year-old tomb of King Tutankhamun was discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings in 1922. Resting on the mummified remains of the young pharaoh was an ornate death mask exquisitely crafted in gold - the lustrous precious metal considered by ancient Egyptians to be the skin of the gods.
Laden with magnificent treasures, the tomb
It is now 100 years since archaeologist Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb. The young pharaoh became a worldwide sensation, igniting massive new interest in ancient Egypt, and to this day remains a source of intense fascination.
Setting the discovery apart, Tutankhamun’s place of rest had been virtually untouched by tomb robbers. Along with the mummified body of a king almost 3,500 years old, its fabulous golden treasures remained remarkably undamaged.
Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the coin is presented in a classic case with a transparent acrylic top and themed shipper.
The coin portrays Tutankhamun’s spectacular death mask – the best-known artefact from what is probably the most spectacular archaeological find of all time. The image is gilded in 24-carat gold and features applications of colour representing the famous artefact’s glass paste inlays. Behind the mask are hieroglyphs redrawn from the back of the mask, as well as Tutankhamun’s elliptical cartouche.
Accompanying the design is the inscription ‘TUTANKHAMUN 100 YEARS’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
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