CODEX GIGAS Devil Bible The Dark Side 1 Oz Silver Coin 1000 Francs Equatorial Guinea 2016

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This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is the first issue in the "The Dark Side" series and depicts the Codex Gigas, the largest extant medieval manuscript in the world, with a large illustration of the devil. The coin is partly colored, has a Proof quality and will be shipped in a special box with Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 999 pcs worldwide.

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Country Equatorial Guinea
Year 2016
Face Value 1000 Francs
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 999
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
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Codex Gigas
The Codex Gigas is the largest extant medieval manuscript in the world. It is also known as the Devil's Bible because of a large illustration of the devil on the inside and the legend surrounding its creation. It is thought to have been created in the early 12th century in the Benedictine monastery of Podlazice in Bohemia (modern Czech Republic). It contains the Vulgate Bible as well as many historical documents all written in Latin. Eventually finding its way to the imperial library of Rudolf II, the entire collection was taken as war booty by the Swedish in 1648 during the Thirty Years' War, and the manuscript is now preserved at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm, on display for the general public


The reverse of the coin depicts the Codex Gigas and an image with the devil in the center of the coin. The devil is colored and is the captivating part of the coin, along with the dark symbols. In the background, a piece of text from this unique manuscript. On the top of the reverse, the inscription: “2016” – the issue year. On the bottom of the reverse: “Codex Gigas” – the name of the coin. The coin’s obverse depicts the Coat of Arms of Equatorial Guinea, the issue country: “Equatorial Guinea” and “1000 Francos CFA”.