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Mandala Art II - Celtic $10 3oz malachite & .999 pure silver coin.
Second coin in series, is strictly limited to only 500 pieces worldwide and minted in special medalic High Relief technique featuring a precious malachite stone and serial number on the edge. Furthermore, they impress with their various engraved details and the sophisticated antique finish. A masterpiece of numismatic art!
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|Face Value :||10 Dollars|
|Metal :||.999 Fine silver|
|Weight :||3 oz|
|Size :||50.00 mm|
|Quality :||Proof antique finish|
|Mintage :||Only 500 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Mandala Art|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Original ETUI box/case :||Yes|
What is a Mandala?
The meaning of mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning "circle." It appears in the Rig Veda as the name of the sections of the work, but is also used in many other civilizations, religions and philosophies. Even though it may be dominated by squares or triangles, a mandala has a concentric structure. Mandalas offer balancing visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony. The meanings of individual mandalas is usually different and unique to each mandala.
Celtic art is a difficult term to define, covering a huge expanse of time, geography and cultures. A case has been made for artistic continuity in Europe from the Bronze Age, and indeed the preceding Neolithic age however archaeologists generally use "Celtic" to refer to the culture of the European Iron Age from around 1000 BC onwards, until the conquest by the Roman Empire of most of the territory concerned, and art historians typically begin to talk about "Celtic art" only from the La Tène period (broadly 5th to 1st centuries BC) onwards. "Early Celtic art" is another term used for this period, stretching in Britain to about 150 AD. The Early Medieval art of Britain and Ireland, which produced the Book of Kells and other masterpieces, and is what "Celtic art" evokes for much of the general public in the English-speaking world, is called Insular art in art history. This is the best-known part, but not the whole of, the Celtic art of the Early Middle Ages, which also includes the Pictish art of Scotland.
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