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WINGED SCARAB Gilded Egypt Silver Coin 1$ Fiji 2012


Particular colored coin made of pure silver 999 enriched with splendid details in Gold 24 carat gilded. The design is rich and very well structured. Extremely limited mintage of only 999 pcs worldwide! The coin is issued by the Republic of Fiji and honors a powerful amulet: the winged scarab holding in its forelegs the lunar disk.

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Winged Scarab
The winged scarab symbolized self-creation or rebirth. This potent symbolism appears in tomb paintings, manuscripts, hieroglyphic inscriptions on buildings and carvings. In addition to its use as an amulet for the living and the dead, scarabs adorned jewelry including necklaces, bracelets, wrist cuffs and wide decorative collars. A bracelet from the tomb of Tutankhamun featured a bright blue scarab holding a cartouche between its front legs. A cartouche is an oval frame that encloses a name. The ancient Egyptians sometimes painted or carved scarabs on a deceased person's sarcophagus, the human-shaped coffin that held the mummy. Scarabs often hold a sun disk over their heads.
Scarabs were popular amulets in ancient Egypt. According to ancient Egyptian myths, the sun (Ra) rolls across the sky each day and transforms bodies and souls. Modeled upon the Scarabaeidae family dung beetle, which rolls dung into a ball for the purposes of eating and laying eggs that are later transformed into larva, the scarab was seen as an earthly symbol of this heavenly cycle. This came to be iconographic, and ideological symbols were incorporated into ancient Egyptian society.

  • CountryFiji
  • Year2012
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)20
  • Diameter (mm)40
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)999
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The impressive motif shows a pectoral which was discovered in the tomb of Tutankhamun. It represents a winged scarab holding in its forelegs the lunar disk – a symbol for the god of the sun and new life in ancient Egypt. Each coin is individually numbered on the edge and is therefore unique. The reverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II profile.