The Aztec sun stone is housed in the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City and comes from the post-classical period of Mexica culture at the height of the Aztec Empires power. The stone sculpture was buried in what is now Mexico City in 1521 by the Aztecs as their capital city fell to invading Spanish conquistadors and wasnt unearthed until December 17, 1790, during renovations to the Mexico City Cathedral.
On the obverse side of 1 oz Silver Aztec Calendar Bars is the portrait of Cuauhtemoc. Elected as the final emperor of the Aztec Empire in 1520, Cuauhtemoc inherited an empire that was crumbling under the repeated attacks of Spanish conquistadors and the betrayal of neighbouring indigenous people, not to mention the devastation of European diseases to which the people of Central America had no natural immunity.
The reverse of 1 oz Silver Aztec Calendar Bars includes a recreated image of the Aztec sun stone. The design includes a central disk with three rings of designs around it and symbols along the edge of the design that help the viewer determine which day and month it is on the solar calendar of the Mexica people.
Aztec Calendar 1oz silver bars come packaged in tubes of 20.
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