This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is the second issue in the “Carved Skulls and Bones” series, featuring an incredible Carved Skull dedicated to St. Aloysius Gonzaga. The coin has an incredible design, has a beautiful High Relief, has a great colouration, has an Antique Finish quality
For centuries, artists have been captivated by the human skull. From renaissance vanity paintings to modern day tattoo art, images of the skull remind us that life is short and the time to live our dreams is now. The bones of the skull are divided into two main groups: the bones of the cranium, and the bones of the face. Eight bones make up the cranium, and 14 bones make up the facial skeleton, but the teeth are not considered to be bones of the skull. Besides your peeper holes, your smellin’ hole, and your pie hole, the skull is full of tiny holes called foramina. These openings allow for the passage of the nerves and blood vessels that innervate the face. The largest hole in the skull is where the vertebral column joins the base of the skull, and is called the foramen magnum. Human skulls look different depending on if they are male or female, and depending on what part of the world they come from.
The reverse of the coin shows the beautiful carved profile of a skull, depicting symbols that are dedicated to Italian Jesuit St Aloysius Gonzaga, over an incredibly designed background. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscription: “CARVED SKULL OF ST. ALOYSIUS GONZAGA” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin features the Coat of Arms of Cameroon and the inscriptions: “REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN” – the issuing country, “1000 FRANCS CFA” – the face value and “2018” – the year of issue.
|Weight (g)||31.1 (1 oz)|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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