The Egyptian Gods Series of high-relief silver rounds has its third design available as of late 2017. Following the releases of Cleopatra and Anubis, the new Sobek Silver Round makes its debut in the series from Sunshine Minting. Sobek was a longstanding god in Ancient Egypt, stretching from the Old Kingdom to the period of Roman rule. Right now, 2 oz Sobek Silver Rounds are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in new condition inside a protective plastic flip, tubes of 10 rounds, or boxes of 250 rounds!
- 3rd release of the Egyptian God Series!
- Mintage of ONLY 12,500 rounds Sobek rounds!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- High-relief striking of the god Sobek.
- Obverse features the imposing figure of Sobek with arm’s crossed.
- Reverse includes a hieroglyph filled pyramid with table and representation of Sobek in the foreground.
Each 2 oz Sobek Silver Round is produced by the Sunshine Minting as part of the Egyptian Gods Series. The individual rounds are struck on beautiful high-relief blanks containing 2 Troy oz of silver, with a design that brings 3D visuals to the obverse and reverse surfaces.
The god Sobek had a longstanding history in Ancient Egyptian culture. He is one of the few to run through the thousands of years of Egyptian lore, first appearing during the Old Kingdom between 2686 and 2181 BC, and lasting through the Roman period of Egypt that encompassed the years 30 BC to 350 AD.
Sobek is often featured either as a man with a crocodile’s head or as a full Nile crocodile beast. He is associated, rightly so, with the Nile crocodile and West African crocodile. He served as a symbol of the pharaoh’s power, fertility, and military prowess, but also as a protective deity offering a veil of coverage against the inherent natural dangers of the Nile River itself.
On the obverse of the 2 oz Sobek Silver Round is the image of Sobek. In this design he is captured as a physically strong and imposing male figure with a crocodile head. He is holding his powerful scepter in his crossed arms, and the symbolism in the background includes the flowing waters and reeds along the banks of the river Nile.
The reverse of each round includes an intricate display of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and figures. The background is dominated by a pyramid with a backdrop of hieroglyphs, while the foreground has a table with fish engravings and the image of a crocodile perched atop the table. All of these symbols of indicative of Sobek and his association with the Nile River.
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