One of the most impressive silver round designs of 2019 has been the Aztec Calendar. Based on the Aztec sun stone carved in the early 16th century, this design was created by the Golden State Mint on a wide variety of silver bullion and copper products. In addition to 1 oz and 5 oz rounds, the design also appears on a 2 oz silver round. Right now, that 2 oz Silver Aztec Calendar Round is available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic flip and 25 per tube!
- The intricate design recreates the Aztec sun stone!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- On the obverse is the Aztec sun stone with its many concentric rings and design elements.
- The reverse face of the round includes a portrait of Cuauhtemoc.
Each of the 2 oz Silver Aztec Calendar Rounds in this listing is a brand-new product available to you with a protective plastic flip. These 2 oz silver rounds are a perfect addition to the broader collection of Aztec Calendar silver rounds.
The Aztec sun stone was created by the Aztec Empire sometime between 1502 and 1520. The stone was last to history for more than 270 years following the fall of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital city, in 1521. It was not rediscovered until December 1790 when crews were completing reconstruction and remodeling work on the Mexico City Cathedral. The sun stone was mounted to the facade of the cathedral following repairs and hung there for nearly a century before it was removed for safekeeping.
On the obverse side of the 2 oz Silver Aztec Calendar Round is the intricate re-creation of the Aztec sun stone’s design elements. The Aztecs are said to have created the original work of art as a means of expressing their belief in the formation of the cosmos and as a way of keeping track of time. The first ring outside the center disk contains symbols referencing the 20 days in each of the 18 months on the Aztec solar calendar.
The reverse face of the 2 oz Silver Aztec Calendar Round includes a left-profile bust of Cuauhtemoc. He was chosen as the Aztec emperor in 1520 following the deaths of Moctezuma II and Cuitlahuac, Moctezuma’s brother and brief replacement. Cuauhtemoc was faced with the impossible task of saving the empire from the ravages of disease and warfare brought to the region by Spanish conquistadors. He was captured by the Spanish as he led his people out of Tenochtitlan in 1521 when the city was sacked.
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