Discovered in what is currently Sejong City, the Buddhist Stele of Amitabha is considered one of South Korea’s most celebrated artifacts. JM Bullion is excited to present a new silver bar that honors this historic piece. Scholars date the Stele of Amitabha back to roughly 689, when a series of Silla victories united the three ancient kingdoms of Korea. Right now, 2 oz Buddhist Stele of Amitabha Silver Bar are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you in protective capsules!
- All-new bar honoring Korea’s National Treasure!
- High-relief bar with light antique finish!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Obverse includes reproduction of the Amitabha Triad from Korea’s National Museum.
- A group of sitting Buddhas is depicted on the reverse.
History buffs love seeing ancient artifacts from around the world. But sometimes our busy lives keep us from traveling to see these historical objects we care so much about. Luckily, there are replicas of many of these artifacts available for purchase. That’s what 2 oz Buddhist Stele of Amitabha Silver Bars are for. These bars are housed in protective capsules and feature a light antique finish. These beautiful reproductions of a classic Korean monument allow you to bring history home.
In the 7th Century, Silla achieved several military victories that unified both the central and southern regions of The Korean peninsula. In honor of this great achievement, a stele featuring the Amitabha Triad was erected. This classic work of art is known for its intricate design and attention to detail. In addition to the celestial Buddha Amitabha, it also features other Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, along with an inscription dating the stele to the fifteenth day of the second lunar month in a Gichuk Year.
The obverse of 2 oz Buddhist Stele of Amitabha Silver Bars takes a few liberties but largely remains true to the original. Because the actual stele has faded over time, the artists have imagined what the image likely would have been when it was first created. We see in the middle a depiction of the Amitabha, who, according to Mahayana Buddhism, is a celestial Buddha. Surrounding him are numerous other spiritual figures, in line with the original Korean National Treasure n. 106.
On the reverse side of 2 oz Buddhist Stele of Amitabha Silver Bars are 20 sitting Buddhas divided into four rows. This is the same layout we see on the original stele. Also, to preserve the appearance of a reproduction, the mint has placed the purity and weight of the bar as an inscription on the edge.
If you have any questions about these silver bars for sale, JM Bullion customer service is available to assist you at 800-276-6508. We are also available online using our live chat and email address features