JANUS Amethyst Silver Coin 500 Francs Cameroon 2019

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This beautiful Silver coin is dedicated to the two-faced God of the Roman mythology and one of the most famous antique coins - Janus. The coin features a wonderful Amethyst insert, has a wonderful design, has an Antique Finish quality and comes in a display case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage of only 999 pieces worldwide.

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Specifications
Country Cameroon
Year 2019
Face Value 500 Francs
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 16.55
Diameter (mm) 41
Quality Antique Finish
Mintage (pcs) 999
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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Janus
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the past. It is conventionally thought that the month of January is named for Janus (Ianuarius), but according to ancient Roman farmers' almanacs Juno was the tutelary deity of the month. Janus presided over the beginning and ending of conflict, and hence war and peace. The gates of a building in Rome named after him (not a temple, as it is often called, but an open enclosure with gates at each end) were opened in time of war, and closed to mark the arrival of peace (which did not happen very often). As a god of transitions, he had functions pertaining to birth and to journeys and exchange, and in his association with Portunus, a similar harbor and gateway god, he was concerned with travelling, trading and shipping.

 
Design

The reverse of the coin depicts the beautiful image of the two-faced God Janus with a beautiful amethyst insert. On the left of the reverse, the inscription: “JANUS” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin depicts a cart pulled by horses and the inscriptions: “REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN” – the issue country, “500 FRANCS CFA” – the face value and “2019” – the year of issue.

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