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2006 Colombia 200 Pesos coin pendant necklace jewelry artesania Quimbaya spindlewheel bird artifact Chinchiná Colombian indigenous etnia gold necklace n001299

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Colombia 200 Pesos {1994-2012} 13S 4H

front: Quimbaya spindlewheel with stylized bird heads

The Quimbaya civilization was a South American civilization, noted for spectacular gold work characterized by technical accuracy and detailed designs. The majority of the gold work is made in tumbaga alloy, with 30% copper, which imparts beautiful color tonalities to the pieces. The Quimbaya inhabited the areas corresponding to the modern departments of Quindío, Caldas and Risaralda in Colombia, around the valley of the Cauca River. There is no clear data about when they were initially established; the current best guess is around the 1st century BCE.

The Quimbaya people reached their zenith during the 4th to 7th century CE period known as The Quimbaya Classic. From this period comes the most emblematic piece of this culture: the Poporo Quimbaya (currently exhibited in the Gold Museum). The most frequent designs in the art pieces are anthropomorphic, depicting men and women sitting, with closed eyes and placid expression. There are also many designs of fruits and poporos.

side lettering:MOTIVO QUIMBAYA
Translation: Quimbayan Motif

• quantity 1
• polished Copper-nickel-zinc coin
• diameter: 24.4 mm
• weight: 7 g

• 22" black cotton necklace with lobster clasp, 2 mm thick {see last photo}
• 24" stainless steel ball chain, 2.4 mm thick
• 1-1/8" stainless steel keychain with 30 mm ring {see last photo}
• no chain or cord

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