Origin: These one-sided silver coins come from the Kingdom of Cambodia, and were minted in 1847 CE. Despite looking much older, these are actually modern coins struck using traditional methods.
Depicted on these coins is the hamsa (Sanskrit: हंस), an aquatic bird referred to in ancient Sanskrit texts. The bird is widely recognized as being a swan, though various scholars have also interpreted it as being a goose or even a flamingo. The hamsa is said to be the vahana (or "vehicle") of the dieties Brahma, Gayatri, Saraswati, and Vishvakarma.
The depiction of a hamsa on a Cambodian coin is a result of the absorption of Hindu traditions into Cambodian culture during the time of the Khmer Empire in the 9th to 15th centuries CE.
Each includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
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Your order will include:
- One silver Cambodian 1 fuang coin from 1847 CE
- Glass top leather display box
- Detail card with relevant information about the relic
- Certificate of Authenticity
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Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.
Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.
While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.
History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.
No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.
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