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1982 Mexico 50 Pesos coin pendant Coyolxauhqui Templo Mayor stone disk Aztec mythology Mexican eagle Tlatoani Guerrero Jalisco n001930

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note: very large and heavy coin

Commemorative issue


Mexico 50 Pesos {1982-1984} 15S

9E 3a 3e

front lettering: templo mayor de méxico

In Aztec mythology, "Face painted with Bells") was a daughter of Coatlicue and Mixcoatl and is the leader of the Centzon Huitznahuas, the southern star gods. Coyolxauhqui ruled over her brothers, the Four Hundred Southerners, she led them in attack against their mother, Coatlicue, when they learned she was pregnant, convinced she dishonored them all.

A large shield-shaped stone relief reflecting this story was found at the base of the stairs of the Templo Mayor. On this disk, Coyolxauhqui is shown spread out on her side, with her head, arms and legs chopped away from her body. The orbiting full moon in the stone carving reflects her position as the moon goddess. She is distinguished by bells of eagle down in her hair, a bell symbol on her cheek, and an ear tab showing the Mexica year sign. As with images of her mother, she is shown with a skull tied to her belt. Scholars also believe that the decapitation and destruction of Coyolxauhqui is reflected in the pattern of warrior ritual sacrifice. First, captives’ hearts were cut out. Then the bodies were cast from the temple. At the bottom of the stairs, near the Coyolxauhqui stone, the bodies were decapitated and dismembered.

back: National Arms (Eagle on cactus facing left with snake in beak above wreath)

• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Copper-nickel coin
• diameter: 35 mm
• weight: 19.8 g

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• no chain or cord

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