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Cook Islands 2016 $10 Egyptian Labyrinth Silver Proof Coin

Cook Islands 2016 $10 Egyptian Labyrinth Silver Proof Coin

Cook Islands 2016 $10 Egyptian Labyrinth Silver Proof Coin

Cook Islands 2016 $10 Egyptian Labyrinth Silver Proof Coin

Welcome to this listing by Downies Coins from Melbourne, Australia established in 1932. Downies Coins are Australia’s longest established Coin Dealer and offer customers a quick and efficient Australia wide and International service. Downies are proud members of the Australasian Numismatic Dealers Association (ANDA) and the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN). Downies Coins are a family owned business, and support a number of Australian community organisations including Legacy, Kidney Health and the Kidney Kids Camps. We fought hard for an allocation, however, and we are delighted to be able to offer this awe-inspiring release. Do not delay your order! Unique tribute to the Egyptian Labyrinth – a true wonder of the Ancient World. Struck to immaculate Proof quality from 50g of 99.9% pure silver. Official Cook Islands legal tender – spans 50mm in diameter. Set within a unique, one-of-a-kind case portraying a portion of the Labyrinth. Among the most fascinating elements of Ancient Egypt, the Egyptian Labyrinth was a vast, grandiose underground complex believed to have been built in the 19th century BC. Whilst known to be a temple of Amenemhet, where daily offerings for the spirit of the pharaoh could be made, the Labyrinth is believed to have served many different purposes. It is likely to have been a meeting place for Egyptian political leaders, and also an administrative centre. Comprising interconnected buildings, courtyards, passageways, shrines and more, the Labyrinth was distinguished by its confusing layout and multitudinous winding paths. Designed to confuse tomb raiders, the pyramid linked to the Labyrinth comprised a complicated maze. One of few recorded eyewitness reports, the 5th century BC Greek historian Herodotus wrote that the Labyrinth even’surpasses the pyramids’ in its grandeur. 1st century BC Greek philosopher Strabo described the complex as’a great palace comprising many palaces’, marvelling at the. Enormity of the stone slabs used for the roof and walls. Finding evidence of a grand building over a huge area, 19th century British archaeologist Flinders Petrie estimated that the Egyptian Labyrinth would have measured an enormous 300 metres by 240 metres! Although some believe the Labyrinth has survived to this day, with knowledge of its existence suppressed by the powers-that-be, archaeological evidence suggests it fell into ruin and was completely destroyed during Roman times. The item “Cook Islands 2016 $10 Egyptian Labyrinth Silver Proof Coin” is in sale since Tuesday, March 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins\Coins\Pacific\Other Pacific”. The seller is “downies_official” and is located in Nunawading, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Proof: Yes
  • Year: 2016
  • Composition: Silver
  • Era: 2000s

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