Silver coin Treasures of ancient civilizations III. SK stand

Silver coin Treasures of ancient civilizations III. SK stand

Stock state
In stock
Date of issue
September 2023
500 pcs
2,890 CZK
including VAT

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Treasures of ancient civilizations

Egyptian landmarks - the Pyramids of Giza and the statue of a seated scribe - appear in relief on the third silver coin in the series representing the Treasures of ancient civilizations.

  • The ancient Egyptians believed in an afterlife and built magnificent tombs for their pharaohs to enable them to touch the heavens. The largest and most impressive of these was the Great Pyramid of Giza, completed two and a half thousand years BC for King Khufu. The gigantic spire was built from two million stone blocks, each weighing over two tons. The pyramid rose to a height of 147 metres, making it the highest structure in the world until the Middle Ages, and each side of its base measured 230 metres. Thousands of stonemasons, carpenters and common laborers worked on it for three decades without knowledge of iron or more sophisticated technology - all to honor their god.
  • The profession of scribes was one of the most revered in ancient Egypt. They were not mere record-keepers, but executive officials with numerous privileges - for example, tax collectors. The respect and awe they inspired in the people is symbolised by a half-metre high statue of a seated man holding a rolled-up scroll of papyrus. The four and a half thousand year old sculpture, found in Saqqara, is made of painted limestone. The hands, fingers and fingernails are meticulously sculpted, but the most striking part of the sculpture is the detailed face with crystal eyes. The identity of the seated scribe remains unknown, but he was probably a provincial governor or other high dignitary.

The reverse side of the commemorative coin by the academic sculptor Ľudmila Cvengrošová presents a detailed depiction of Egyptian landmarks - behind the statue of the seated scribe there are the ancient pyramids. A series of hieroglyphs completes the elaborate mosaic. As the licence to issue commemorative coins of the Czech Mint is granted by the Pacific island of Niue, the obverse side bears its necessary elements - the national emblem, the nominal value of 1 DOLLAR (NZD) and the year of issue 2023.

The patinated mintage does not have a coin frame, therefore, it is not stored in a capsule. Please handle the coin with care - if possible do not touch it without gloves.


Nominal value
Author of the obverse
Ľudmila Cvengrošová
Author of the reverse
Ľudmila Cvengrošová
Numbered issue
999 / 1000
42 g
50 mm
Šedý papírový box
Czech Mint