New Coins Art Mexico Mayan Aztec Calendar Commemorative Coin Souvenir Metal Craft Coin-Possto

The Sun Stone Aztec Sol Calendar Gold Pl. Coin

Regular price $9.24 USD

   

Technique: Casting   

Material: Metal Craft Coin    

Style: 24k Gold Plated Antique Art     

Theme: Aztec Pyramid Calendar 

Aztec calendar stone

 The Sun Stone, Stone of the Five Eras, or sometimes (erroneously) called Aztec calendar stone is a late post-classic Mexica sculpture housed in the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, and is perhaps the most famous work of Aztec sculpture.[1]The stone is 358 centimetres (11.75 ft) in diameter and 98 centimetres (3.22 ft) thick, and it weighs about 24 tons.[2] Shortly after the Spanish conquest, the monolithic sculpture was buried in the Zócalo, the main square of Mexico City. It was rediscovered on December 17, 1790 during repairs on the Mexico City Cathedral.[3][4] Following its rediscovery, the calendar stone was mounted on an exterior wall of the Cathedral, where it remained until 1885.[5] Most scholars think that the stone was carved some time between 1502 and 1521, though some believe that it is several decades older than that.[6]

 

 

New Coins Art Mexico Mayan Aztec Calendar Commemorative Coin Souvenir Metal Craft Coin-Possto
New Coins Art Mexico Mayan Aztec Calendar Commemorative Coin Souvenir Metal Craft Coin-Possto

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