Product Code: L116620P
For the first time in thirty five years, London welcomes back the treasures of the world’s most famous pharaoh, Tutankhamun. In 1972, the unprecedented Tutankhamun Exhibition fascinated visitors worldwide with London striking attendance records of 1.7 million.
November 2008 sees these marvellous historical artefacts and more returned to London – the only city in Europe to host the ‘Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs’ exhibition – and to celebrate this momentous event, Pobjoy Mint is thrilled to announce the release of a phenomenal series of coins on behalf of the Isle of Man Treasury, which includes the world’s first pyramid shaped coins.
This exceptional collector's coin in bronze features the Canopic Coffinette. In the process of mummification the pharaoh’s internal organs were removed from its body and preserved in four miniature coffins. One of Tutankhamun’s coffinettes appears in the centre of this design with two cartouches - one on each side - which spell in hieroglyphics the young pharaoh’s birth name Tutankhamun, and his throne name Nebkheperure.
Most of Tutankhamun’s popularity stems from the fact that his tomb was discovered in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor almost completely intact by English archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter. It is therefore most fitting that the Isle of Man Treasury issued this spectacular series of coins since the Great Nephew of this illustrious excavator is a current resident of the island!
The coins in this fascinating IOM series depict some of the most splendid treasures extracted from Tutankhamun’s tomb and some important symbols of Ancient Egypt.
On their obverses, these coins bear a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS FSNAD except the Death Mask shaped coin which carries a charming new effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Each beautifully hand crafted precious metal coin has been struck four times to produce a stunning mirror finish background with the design sculpted in striking relief.
What makes these exceptional coins even more special is the packaging which has been designed to really flaunt the richness of Egypt’s glorious archaeological discoveries. For the single precious metal versions and the three different coin sets, we have developed the ultimate Egyptian themed box with a dazzling gold finish in the shape of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
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