The Aztec Empire was one of the greatest empires in the history of the Western Hemisphere. Known as fierce warriors and intrepid architects, the Aztecs constructed massive cities once thought impossible of the 16th century in North, Central, and South America. One of the greatest remaining relics of the Aztecs is the sun stone, an intricate rock carving that captures the Aztec solar calendar’s cycle. Today, 5 oz Copper Aztec Calendar Rounds are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of protective flips or tubes of up to 20 rounds!
- The largest copper round in GSM’s Aztec Calendar series of copper!
- Consists of Five AVDP ounces of .999 fine copper.
- The Aztec Calendar design is found on the obverse of the rounds.
- Cuauhtemoc is depicted in left-profile relief on the reverse of the rounds.
The rise of the Aztec Empire began in 1428 with the formation of what was known as the Triple Alliance. The city-states of Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and Tlacopan joined forces to rule all the lands around the Valley of Mexico. Before long, the Aztecs of Tenochtitlan would emerge as the dominant military force in this alliance and would lead the group to eventually control large swaths of central Mexico and a distant territory near the modern border with Guatemala.
All 5 oz Copper Aztec Calendar Rounds in this product listing are available to you with protective packaging. Individual copper rounds listed here ship inside of protective plastic flips, while tubes are available for orders of 20 rounds each.
Although the Aztec Empire would never control as much physical territory as empires such as the Maya and Inca, there were no warriors of Central America more feared than the Aztecs. Unfortunately, these warriors would only remain the dominant force in the region until the arrival of the Spanish when superior weaponry and foreign disease would lead to the downfall of the Aztecs.
The obverse of 5 oz Copper Aztec Calendar Rounds features the intricate designs from the Aztec sun stone. The real-life stone was carved into a massive chunk of basalt rock during the final decades of the Aztec Empire’s rule. It consists of four concentric rings, each one with symbols of the eras/suns of passed Aztec periods and a system for tracking the 20 days to each of the 18 months in the five-year cycle of the Aztec calendar
On the reverse of 5 oz Copper Aztec Calendar Rounds is a depiction of Cuauhtemoc. War and disease had decimated his people by the time Cuauhtemoc was chosen as the final emperor of the Aztecs. His brief reign culminated in the Spanish sacking of Tenochtitlan and his eventual capture as he tried to lead his people out of the city.
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