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  • 200 Francs 2023, KM# 139, Djibouti, Legends of Egypt, Anubis
  • 200 Francs 2023, KM# 139, Djibouti, Legends of Egypt, Anubis

Anubis, also known as Inpu or Anpu in Ancient Egyptian, is the god of funerary rites and guardian of graves in ancient Egyptian religion, typically depicted with a canine head. Like many Egyptian deities, Anubis had multiple roles, including embalming and guiding souls to the afterlife. He played a significant part in the "Weighing of the Heart," determining a soul's fate. Anubis, depicted in black, symbolized regeneration and life. He is often associated with his brother Wepwawet and his counterpart Anput, with whom he may have been eventually merged.


Depicts the national emblem surrounded by a wreath, with the country's name inscribed in French above it. In the foreground, a segment of the Papyrus of Ani portrays the "weighing of the heart," with Anubis overseeing the scales as he weighs the heart of the deceased against the feather of Maat, symbolizing truth. Anubis determined the fate of souls in this process: those heavier than the feather faced consumption by Ammit, while those lighter ascended to a truthful heavenly existence.

Djibouti adopted its national emblem upon gaining independence from France on June 27, 1977. The emblem features laurel branches on the sides and encloses a vertical spear with a shield in front. Below the shield, two hands holding large machetes represent the nation's main ethnic groups, the Afar and the Issa. At the top of the spear is a red star, symbolizing unity between the Issa and Afar peoples.

Ag 999 • 200 FRANCS • 3 oz


Depicts a stunning bust of Anubis with an antique finish, crafted with authentic 3D minting.

Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.999
Weight 92.5 g
Diameter -
Width 40 mm
Height 60 mm
Thickness -
Shape oval
Alignment Medal

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