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Scottsdale Mint used their high-quality minting techniques and rimless design, on a remarkable 4.75 mm thick coin, to replicate a hand-carved Egyptian relic. Horus is one of the most significant ancient Egyptian deities. He was worshiped from at least the late prehistoric Egypt until the Ptolemaic Kingdom and Roman Egypt. This 2 oz Silver coin is the 2nd and final release for the 2016 Egyptian Relic series and features a hand-brushed Antique Proof finish and chiseled granite edge to bring Horus to life. The coin has a distinct incuse design and a rough finish, giving it the appearance of an ancient coin in use for thousands of years.
- Contains 2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Singles arrive in an individual glossy gift box. Multiples of 4 arrive in a larger logo box.
- This coin is an impressive 4.75mm thick with an impressive rimless design, which was carried over from the first coin and contributes to the ancient nature of the coin.
- Maximum mintage of 50,000 coins.
- Obverse: Features the right-facing profile of Horus, as pictured in Egyptian hieroglyphics.
- Reverse: Displays the Republic of Chad national crest.
- Second of two releases in the 2016 Egyptian Relic Series. Note that the mint has plans to release additional coins of this series in 2017.
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Since Horus was said to be the sky, he was considered to also contain the sun and moon. It became said that the sun was his right eye and the moon his left, and that they traversed the sky when he, a falcon, flew across it. Later, the reason that the moon was not as bright as the sun was explained by a tale, known as The Contendings of Horus and Seth. In this tale, it was said that Set, the patron of Upper Egypt, and Horus, the patron of Lower Egypt, had battled for Egypt brutally, with neither side victorious, until eventually the gods sided with Horus.
As Horus was the ultimate victor he became known as "Horus the Great", but more usually translated "Horus the Elder". In the struggle, Seth had lost a testicle, explaining why the desert, which Seth represented, is infertile. Horus' left eye had also been gouged out, then a new eye was created by part of Khonsu, the moon god, and was replaced.
The earliest recorded form of Horus is the tutelary deity of Nekhen in Upper Egypt, who is the first known national god, specifically related to the king who in time came to be regarded as a manifestation of Horus in life and Osiris in death. The most commonly encountered family relationship describes Horus as the son of Isis and Osiris, and he plays a key role in the Osiris myth as Osiris's heir and the rival to Set, the murderer of Osiris. In another tradition Hathor is regarded as his mother and sometimes as his wife. Horus served many functions, most notably being a god of the sky, war and hunting.
Horus was born to the goddess Isis after she retrieved all the dismembered body parts of her murdered husband Osiris, except his penis, which was thrown into the Nile and eaten by a catfish, or sometimes by a crab, and according to Plutarch's account used her magic powers to resurrect Osiris and fashion a golden phallus to conceive her son (older Egyptian accounts have the penis of Osiris surviving).
Once Isis knew she was pregnant with Horus, she fled to the Nile Delta marshlands to hide from her brother Set, who jealously killed Osiris and who she knew would want to kill their son. There Isis bore a divine son, Horus.