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APOCALYPSE III ALMAGEST Ptolemy Astronomy Maya Calendar Prophecy Silver Coin 10$ Fiji 2012


Third in series, this extraordinary oval shaped artwork features the Ptolemy’s model described in the Almagest, the only surviving comprehensive ancient treatise on astronomy. This silver coin is issued to emphasize these prophecies that have become so popular and terrifying.

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The Almagest is a 2nd-century mathematical and astronomical treatise on the apparent motions of the stars and planetary paths. Written in Greek by Claudius Ptolemy, a Roman era scholar of Egypt, it is one of the most influential scientific texts of all time, with its geocentric model accepted for more than twelve hundred years from its origin in Hellenistic Alexandria, in the medieval Byzantine and Islamic worlds, and in Western Europe through the Middle Ages and early Renaissance until Copernicus.
The Almagest is a critical source of information on ancient Greek astronomy. The treatise’s conventional Greek name lies behind the Arabic name al-majisti, from which the English name Almagest derives. The Almagest consisted of thirteen sections; a 152 page Latin edition was printed in 1515 at Venice.

  • CountryFiji
  • Year2012
  • Face Value10 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)20
  • Size (mm)32 x 54
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)1.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin’s reverse features Claudius Ptolemy explaining his astronomical model with a shiny glass inlay digitally printed 5C showing the Earth at the center of the cosmos. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2012 year-date, and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.