For those who buy silver bars online for the bullion value as well as the collectible designs, the Aztec Calendar Bar range from the Golden State Mint is one you have to have in your collection. Featuring images of Cuauhtemoc and the Aztec sun stone, the designs on these bars are among the most ornate you will find right now. Today, the 5 oz Silver Aztec Calendar Bar is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you with an individual flip or tube of 10!
- Ornate rendition of the Aztec sun stone!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- The obverse field of the bar includes the effigy of Cuauhtemoc.
- On the reverse is an image of the Aztec sun stone.
The Aztec sun stone is often referred to simply as a calendar for the solar cycle of the Mexica people, but in reality, it is much more than just a tool for telling the day, month, and year. The sun stone helps track days and months, as well as the years and specific times with symbols that also highlight the significance of a given day and its impact on the spirituality, religion, and personality of Mexica people.
All 5 oz Silver Aztec Calendar Bars in this product listing come to you in brand-new condition courtesy of the Golden State Mint. These 5 oz silver bars in the series are packaged individually inside of protective plastic flips, with multiples of 10 bars housed inside of protective tubes.
The obverse side of the 5 oz Silver Aztec Calendar Bar captures Cuauhtemoc in left-profile relief in a beautiful portrait. There is a stone, Aztec-themed border design, and inscriptions on this side of the weight, purity, and metal content, along with the name of the final emperor of the Aztec Empire.
Cuauhtemoc was selected by elders of the Mexica in Tenochtitlan in 1520 to be the leader of the city and, by default, the next emperor of the Aztec Empire. The empire he inherited was the brink of collapse as pressure from Spanish conquistadors took a toll on the battlefield and European diseases wiped out hundreds of thousands of Mexica people.
On the reverse of 5 oz Silver Aztec Calendar Bars is a depiction of the Aztec sun stone. The stone has a central disk surrounded by three primary design rings. In the central disk, you will find an effigy of the solar deity Tonatiuh with a sword stone for a tongue and hearts in his hands as a nod to the use of human sacrifice to appease the gods.
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