Amun-Ra – Get Acquainted with the Supreme God in the Egyptian Culture!
New beautiful coin created by Mint21 and now officially distributed by TopWorldCoins! This 3 oz pure silver coin opens the “Divine Faces of the Sun” series. The artists of Mint21 were inspired by the majesty of the chief Egyptian god – Amun-Ra and that is why they decided to create this incredible coin.
At the beginning of the Egyptian civilization, there were two separate gods – Amun and Ra. Amun (the other names are Amon, Ammon, Amen) is the ancient Egyptian god who created the universe. The common meanings of his name are "the hidden one," "invisible," "mysterious of the form". Amun was called Lord of All who was able to encompass every aspect of creation. In turn, Ra (the other names are Re or Pra) is the sun and light god of Ancient Egypt. It was believed that he traveled across the sky daily in a burning boat.
Over time, between the 16th and 11th centuries BCE, the Egyptians combined Amun with Ra and in such a way Amun-Ra was formed. There are different spellings of this name like Amen-Ra, Ammon-Ra, Amon-Ra, Amon-Re, and Amun-Re. Egyptians considered Amun-Ra the supreme god and that is why called him “one one” and “no second”. During the early Greek times, he was even considered as the Egyptian synonym of Zeus. Amun-Ra possessed the traits of both gods, their influence, power, and greatness.
There are various ways of portraying him. You can see the depictions of Amun-Ra as a goose, snake, or ram, and also as a man with the head of a frog, royal cobra, crocodile, or ape. On this coin, Amun-Ra is depicted as a man with a ram's head. Furthermore, he has some signs of the god Ra – the eagle with a solar disk on his head decorated with the gilding technique and stone insert. Like Amun, Amun-Ra holds a cross with a loop that is a symbol of life and immortality.
Great coin featuring the supreme god in the Egyptian culture – Amun-Ra!