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1995 French Polynesia Tahiti 10 Franc coin pendant Papeete TIKIS tiʻi Huahine Society Islands Paea Tuamotus South Pacific Maohis n001631

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French Polynesia 10 Francs {1972-2005} 5S

front: 2 Tribal mask tikis back to back

In Māori mythology, Tiki is the first man created by either Tūmatauenga or Tāne. He found the first woman, Marikoriko, in a pond; she seduced him and he became the father of Hine-kau-ataata. By extension, a tiki is a large or small wooden or stone carving in humanoid form, although this is a somewhat archaic usage in the Māori language. Carvings similar to tikis and coming to represent deified ancestors are found in most Polynesian cultures. They often serve to mark the boundaries of sacred or significant sites.

back: Capped bust Marianne

• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Nickel coin
• diameter: 24 mm
• weight: 6 g

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