• 5 Milliemes 1975, KM# 445, Egypt, International Women's Year
  • 5 Milliemes 1975, KM# 445, Egypt, International Women's Year
Description

International Women's Year (IWY) was the name given to 1975 by the United Nations. Since that year March 8 has been celebrated as International Women's Day, and the United Nations Decade for Women, from 1976 to 1985, was also established.

Obverse

Depicts Nefertiti head right and grain sprig at left, inscription "International Women's Year" in the centre, date below.

Neferneferuaten Nefertiti (ca. 1370 – ca. 1330 BC) was an Egyptian queen and the Great Royal Wife (chief consort) of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshiped one god only, Aten, or the sun disc. Together Akhenaten and Nefertiti were responsible for the creation of a whole new monotheistic religion which changed the ways of religion within Egypt. With her husband, she reigned at what was arguably the wealthiest period of Ancient Egyptian history.

She was made famous by her bust, now in Berlin's Neues Museum. The bust is one of the most copied works of ancient Egypt. It was attributed to the sculptor Thutmose, and it was found in his workshop.

عاما المرأة
العالمي
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Reverse

Denomination divides dates, the country name "Arab Republic of Egypt" above.

جمهورية مصر العربية
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مليمات
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Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Brass
Weight 2 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Cairo Mint

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