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HAND OF FATIMA Hamsa Amulet Talisman Khamsa Swarovski 2 Oz Silver Coin 10 Dollars Palau 2016


This gorgeous 2 Oz Silver Coin is dedicated to the most popular amulet throughout the Middle East and North Africa, the Hand of Fatima or Hamsa Hand. The coin features a blue Swarovski Crystal that represents the eye-in-hand for magical protection from the evil eye, is minted with Smartminting technology and has unbelievable high relief and details. Limited mintage to only 999 pcs worldwide.

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Availability date: 10/30/2016

199.95 €

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The Hand of Fatima
The hamsa hand (Arabic) or hamesh hand (Hebrew) is an old and still popular apotropaic amulet for magical protection from the envious or evil eye. The words hamsa and hamesh mean "five" and refer to the digits on the hand. An alternative Islamic name for this charm is the Hand of Fatima, in reference to the daughter of Mohammed. An alternative Jewish name for it is the Hand of Miriam, in reference to the sister of Moses and Aaron. The hamsa hand appears both in a two-thumbed, bilaterally symmetrical form, as shown, and in a more natural form in which there is only one thumb. There is good archaeological evidence to suggest that the downward-pointing protective hamesh / hamsa hand predates both Judaism and Islam and that it refers to an ancient Middle Eastern goddess whose hand (or vulva, in other images) wards off the evil eye. Although most hamsa hands are amulets, modern Israeli hamesh hands are sometimes made in the form of ceramic wall plaques in which a hand-lettered Hebrew prayer occupies the center of the palm. These include variants that seek to prevent earthquakes as well as forestall overlooking by the evil eye. Hamsa hand plaques, usually made of turquoise-glazed pottery, are also found in modern Egypt. I don't have one to show you here, but they resemble other anti-evil-eye plaques from Egypt, such as one in my collection with a blue horseshoe for luck and blue beads for magical protection from the evil eye.

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  • CountryPalau
  • Year2016
  • Face Value10 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)999
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The reverse of the coin depicts the Hand of Fatima, a powerful and very popular amulet for magical protection. In the center of the coin, the Hamsa Hand and the five fingers with incredible details on the high reliefs, thanks to the innovative smartminting technology. A beautiful insert in the bottom of the hand, a Swarovski Crystal with a blue color, that represents the Eye of the hand. An attractive and intricate pattern behind of the hand. In the top of the reverse, the inscription: “The Hand of Fatima” – the name of the coin. In the left side: “2 Oz AG. 999” – the weight and the fineness of Silver and in the right side: “2016” – the issue year. The obverse of the coin depicts the Palau State Coat of Arms and the face value: “10 Dollars”.