The mask of Tutankhamun



Tutankhamun (approx. 1341 BC – 1323 BC) was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled c.1333 BC – 1323 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. His original name, Tutankhaten, means “Living Image of Aten”, while Tutankhamun means “Living Image of Amun”. Tutankhamun was the son of Akhenaten (formerly Amenhotep IV) and one of Akhenaten’s sisters. He ascended to the throne in 1333 BC, at the age of nine or ten, marrying his half sister, Ankhesenepatan, who later changed her name to Ankhesenamun. They had two daughters, both stillborn. The 1922, discovery by Howard Carter and George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon of Tutankhamun’s nearly intact tomb received worldwide press coverage. It sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt, for which Tutankhamun’s burial mask remains the popular symbol. Exhibits of artifacts from his tomb have toured the world.

Reverse: The feature of this extraordinary coin is the reverse design, showing a beautiful reproduction of King Tutankhamun’s golden burial mask. This image is prepared on a 99.99% pure gold insert which is surrounded by 26 genuine Swarovski crystals. The insert can be removed from the coin itself to revel the coin’s strike number.

Obverse: An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, together with the country of issue and denomination.

Each of these superb premium edition silver coins is encapsulated and presented in an exquisite case, accompanied by a limited edition booklet and bonus Scarab beetle as shown below.

Metal: Silver, Gold
Quality: Proof
Purity: .999
Diameter: 55.00mm
Weight: 93.30g
Mintage: 999
Face Value: 20 Dollars

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