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  • 5 Pounds 1999, KM# 898, Egypt, Pharaonic Treasure, Falcon Pectoral of Tutankhamun
  • 5 Pounds 1999, KM# 898, Egypt, Pharaonic Treasure, Falcon Pectoral of Tutankhamun
Description

Tutankhamun, Egyptological pronunciation Tutankhamen (c. 1342 – c. 1325 BC), commonly referred to as King Tut, was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who was the last of his royal family to rule during the end of the 18th Dynasty (ruled c. 1334 – 1325 BC in the conventional chronology) during the New Kingdom of Egyptian history.

Obverse

Depicts gold inlaid falcon (symbolizing the god Horus) pectoral with outstretched wings and the head with a sun disk, found on the Mummy of Tutankhamun.

The pectorals of ancient Egypt were a form of jewelry, often represented as a brooch. These were mostly worn by richer people and the pharaoh.

Horus or Her, Heru, Hor, Har in Ancient Egyptian, is one of the most significant ancient Egyptian deities who served many functions, most notably god of kingship and the sky. He was worshipped from at least the late prehistoric Egypt until the Ptolemaic Kingdom and Roman Egypt. He was most often depicted as a falcon, most likely a lanner falcon or peregrine falcon, or as a man with a falcon head.

Reverse

Stylized state name (Arab Republic of Egypt) divides denomination in Arabic and English as well as the date in Arabic (Hijri) and Western (Georgian) calendars. Mintmark (FM) and abbreviation of state name (ARE) below.

1999 ١٩٩٩
5 ٥
Pounds جنيهات
جمهورية مصر العربية
FM
A.R.E.

Edge

5 Pounds

Pharaonic Treasure
Falcon Pectoral of Tutankhamun

Subscribe series
KM# 898
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.975
Weight 17.3 g
Diameter 37 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Franklin Mint (FM)

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