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  • 250 Francs 2021, KM# 112, Djibouti, Pyramid of Khafre
  • 250 Francs 2021, KM# 112, Djibouti, Pyramid of Khafre, Pharaoh Khafre
  • 250 Francs 2021, KM# 112, Djibouti, Pyramid of Khafre, Great sphinx of Giza
  • 250 Francs 2021, KM# 112, Djibouti, Pyramid of Khafre, Sun god Ra
  • 250 Francs 2021, KM# 112, Djibouti, Pyramid of Khafre, God of death Anubis
  • 250 Francs 2021, KM# 112, Djibouti, Pyramid of Khafre, Box with a certificate of authenticity

The pyramid known as Khafre or Chephren stands at the center of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids of Giza, positioned as the second tallest and second largest among them. Serving as the tomb for the Fourth-Dynasty pharaoh Khafre (Chefren), who reigned approximately from 2558 to 2532 BC, this architectural marvel boasts a base length of 215.5 meters (706 feet) and ascends to a towering height of 136.4 meters (448 feet). Comprising limestone blocks, each weighing over 2 tons, the pyramid showcases a steep slope, inclined at a 53° 13' angle, which surpasses the neighboring pyramid of Khufu with its angle of 51°50'24". Positioned on bedrock elevated 10 meters (33 feet) higher than Khufu's pyramid, Khafre's structure creates the illusion of greater height.


Depicts the national arms within the wreath, country name in French above, Denomination, metal, purity and weight below, and the year of issue on the bottom. In the foreground, the coin has engraved hieroglyphics

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 •250 FRANCS• 5 oz


Depicts four facets featuring the bust of Pharaoh Khafre, the Great Sphinx with its deliberately damaged nose, the sun god Ra, and the god of death Anubis. At the apex, the pyramid's tip is adorned with 24k gold gilding to emulate its original appearance.

Khafre, also known as Khephren or Chephren, was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty during the Old Kingdom. He succeeded Djedefre and was the son of Khufu. According to ancient historian Manetho, he was succeeded by Bikheris, but archaeological evidence suggests it was Menkaure. Khafre is renowned for constructing the second largest pyramid at Giza. The prevailing view in modern Egyptology suggests that the Great Sphinx of Giza was built around 2500 BC during his reign. However, little is known about Khafre beyond the accounts of Herodotus, who wrote about him 2,000 years after his lifetime.

The Great Sphinx of Giza, commonly referred to as the Sphinx of Giza or just the Sphinx, is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. Facing directly from West to East, it stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. The face of the Sphinx is generally believed to represent the Pharaoh Khafre.

Ra was the ancient Egyptian deity of the sun. By the Fifth Dynasty, in the 25th and 24th centuries BC, he had become one of the most important gods in ancient Egyptian religion, identified primarily with the noon-day sun. Ra was believed to rule in all parts of the created world: the sky, the Earth, and the underworld. He was the god of the sun, order, kings and the sky.

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.

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250 Francs

Pyramid of Khafre

KM# 112
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.999
Weight 31.89 g
Diameter -
Side1 36 mm
Side2 36 mm
Side3 -
Thickness 30.2 mm
Shape triangular
Alignment -
Shanghai Mint

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