Masterpieces of Art – Golden Throne Tutankhamen Silver & Gold
A numismatic masterpiece, made of 3 oz of pure silver 999 coin and 1/4 oz of pure gold coin with 26 authentic swarovski crystals inlaid in this 55 mm coin, issued by Cook Islands. Dedicated to the Throne of Tutankhamen with a gilded replica included. The Gold coin and the Silver coin are individually numbered. Mintage 999 pieces worldwide.
Tutankhamen and the Golden Throne (King Tut Throne)
Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled ca. 1332 BC – 1323 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom.
He is popularly referred to as King Tut. His original name, Tutankhaten, means “Living Image of Aten”, while Tutankhamun means “Living Image of Amun”. In hieroglyphs, the name Tutankhamun was typically written Amen-tut-ankh, because of a scribal custom that placed a divine name at the beginning of a phrase to show appropriate reverence. He is possibly also the Nibhurrereya of the Amarna letters, and likely the 18th dynasty king Rathotis who, according to Manetho, an ancient historian, had reigned for nine years—a figure that conforms with Flavius Josephus’s version of Manetho’s Epitome.
The King Tut Throne is one of the most magnificent articles among the copious treasures of Tutankhamen discovered by Howard Carter in November, 1922. Also known as Tut’s Golden Throne, the name may be a light misnomer, since it’s likely that it was an auxiliary royal seat for the boy king. Also, the King Tut Throne is actually made primarily of wood, not gold, though it is beautifully overlaid in sheet gold and silver, further adorned with semi-precious stones, glaze, and colored glass.
The 2015 issue of “Masterpieces of Art – Premium Edition”, these two coins compose a single masterpiece and are expected to sell out in no time, due to extremely limited mintage and the huge request by worldwide collectors. Silver, translucent reflection gold removable bar coin, micro grade minting, 26 original Swarovski crystals, a booklet, a gilded replica of the Tutankhamen’s Golden Throne, all inside a luxury case, make this coin a very exclusive numismatic jewel. Each coin is individually numbered, the Silver coin in the reverse, the Gold coin in the obverse. The coin’s obverse of each coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the face value and the issue country.