The Treasures of Tutankhamun
This five coin set first issued in 2008 shows off some of Tutankhamun's greatest treasures;
The Gold Mask - Found covering the head and shoulders of Tutankhamun's mummy, the mask is a splendid example of the art of the goldsmith and possibly the most famous Egyptian antiquity ever found.
Two protective animals, the cobra and vulture, are shown on the forehead, and the king wears the Nemes head-dress, the false beard of the gods and a broad inlaid collar.
Scarab Pectoral Necklace - The scarab was of prime significance in the funerary cult of ancient Egypt. Scarabs were often cut from green stone, and placed on the chest of the deceased. Perhaps the most famous example is the pectoral scarab found among the entombed provisions of Tutankhamun.
Statue of Horus the Elder - Horus is one of the oldest and most significant gods in ancient Egyptian religion. He was most often depicted as a falcon or as a man with a falcon head.
Statue of Ptah - In Egyptian mythology, Ptah is the creator of Memphis, god of craftsmen and architects. He is generally represented as a man with green skin, contained in a shroud sticking to the skin, wearing the divine beard, and holding a sceptre.
The Udjat Eye - Known to be the symbol of the healthy eye, the Udjat Eye is a medallion that was found with other pectoral ornaments hanging from the neck of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Egyptians wore the eye to get healthy vision and protection against the evil eye.
|Date Of Issue||2008|
|Issuing Authority||Somali Republic|
|Obverse||Somali Republic Coat of Arms|
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