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This fascinating 1 Kg Silver coin is dedicated to the ancient Maya site of Uxmal, located in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and its highest structure - the Pyramid of the Magician. The coin features a beautiful Obsidian insert, has an Antique Finish quality and comes in a case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 100 pcs worldwide!
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Availability date: 06/14/2017
Uxmal is an ancient Maya city of the classical period in present-day Mexico. It is considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Maya culture, along with Palenque, Chichén, and Calakmul in Mexico, Caracol and Xunantunich in Belize, and Tikal in Guatemala. It is located in the Puuc region and is considered one of the Maya cities most representative of the region's dominant architectural style. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of its significance. It is located 62 km south of Mérida, capital of Yucatán state in Mexico. Its buildings are noted for their size and decoration. Ancient roads called sacbes connect the buildings, and also were built to other cities in the area such as Chichén Itzá in modern-day Mexico, Caracol and Xunantunich in modern-day Belize, and Tikal in modern-day Guatemala. Its buildings are typical of the Puuc style, with smooth low walls that open on ornate friezes based on representations of typical Maya huts. These are represented by columns (representing the reeds used for the walls of the huts) and trapezoidal shapes (representing the thatched roofs). Entwined snakes and, in many cases two-headed snakes are used for masks of the rain god, Chaac; its big noses represent the rays of the storms. Feathered serpents with open fangs are shown leaving from the same human beings. Also seen in some cities are the influences of the Nahua, who followed the cult of Quetzalcoatl and Tlaloc. These were integrated with the original elements of the Puuc tradition.
The reverse of the coin depicts the precise and highly detailed image that reveals decorative patterns of the massive Magician's Pyramid, also known as the Pyramid of the Dwarf, which is the tallest structure at Uxmal. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscription: “UXMAL” – the name of the coin. The obverse displays the Queen of Uxmal – the sculpture located on the main facade of the Pyramid of the Magician. On the right of the obverse, the inscriptions: “10000 FRANCS FCA” – the face value and “2017” – the issue year. On the left, the inscription: “REPUBLIQUE DU TCHAD” – the issue country.