Art of Collecting
The first release in the new “Gods of Anger” series features the dog headed god of afterlife, Anubis. Struck by the Mint of Poland, today we review this magnificent coin.
Anubis is the protector of the gates to the underworld. As the god of death and the afterlife, Anubis was closely associated with mummification and burial rites. The Egyptian people believed that Anubis helped decide the fate of the dead in the afterlife by weighing the heart against the Feather of Truth. If the heart is heavy with evil, the person would be eaten. Whereas, if the person is kind, he or she will be safe in the afterlife.
Measuring 45mm in diameter, the reverse of the coin features the Egyptian deity, Anubis. Wearing a Halloween dog mask, the enraged looking Anubis strikes fear to the people he meets. Clad in Egyptian armour, he is carrying the Was-sceptre gilded in gold that gives him power over the force of evil. At the back of Anubis is the weighing scale of the heart which he used to pass judgement to the dead. The background of the coin pictures the afterlife where one stands before the gates to heaven and hell.
The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and is legal tender in Niue. The production year “2019” and the face value is also printed. The reverse of the coin is also decorated with hieroglyphic-filled border to create an ancient feel.
The coin lives beneath a wooden crate, rectangular in shape with a magnet in between the opening and closing. The cover features the symbolic Anubis over the Egyptian theme background.
The coin is struck in ancient high relief and is rimless round the edge. Limited mintage of just 500 pieces worldwide.
Coins that features ancient gods and myths are increasingly popular in recent years. The Egyptian history is rich and full of mystery. This coin is sure to delight collectors and fans of the gods series. Grab yours now.