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1939 Mexico 10 Centavos coin pendant necklace jewelry Aztec Sun Stone Tonatiuh calendar monolith solar deity San Angel Mesoamerica golden eagle n001108

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Mexico 10 Centavos {1936-1946} 21S 1L39 1H36 2Hbs46

front: The outer circles of the Mexica, or Aztec Sun Stone

The Aztec sun stone (Spanish: Piedra del Sol) 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. Its complex design and intricate glyphic language are the product of a sophisticated culture. It measures 358 centimetres (141 in) in diameter and 98 centimetres (39 in) thick, and weighs 24,590 kg (54,210 lb). Shortly after the Spanish conquest, the monolithic sculpture was buried in the Zócalo, the main square of Mexico City. It was rediscovered on 17 December 1790 during repairs on the Mexico City Cathedral. Following its rediscovery, the sun stone was mounted on an exterior wall of the cathedral, where it remained until 1885. Early scholars initially thought that the stone was carved in the 1470s, though modern research suggests that it was carved some time between 1502 and 1521.

back: The Mexican coat of arms: a Mexican golden eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus devouring a rattlesnake. At the base there is a holm oak (encina) branch on one side and a laurel branch on the other.

Translation: United Mexican States

• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Copper-nickel coin
• diameter: 23.5 mm
• weight: 5.5. 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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