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1936 Mexico 10 Centavos coin pendant necklace jewelry Aztec Sun Stone calendar Piedra Sol Zócalo Tonatiuh deity Xiuhpōhualli San Angel Tonalpohualli Tijuana Mexica Moctezuma Tenochtitlan n001108

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Mexico 10 Centavos {1936-1946} 23S 3Hbs46

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

• 24" stainless steel ball chain {2.5mm thick, lightweight 5 g}
• no chain or cord
• 1-1/8" stainless steel keychain with 30 mm ring {see last photo

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