Mongolia – 2020 – 2000 Togrog – Vasudhara Mandala / Archeology & Symbolism Series
5th coin in the Archeology & Symbolism series. Now with even better Smartminting relief!
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|Year of Issue
|3 oz (93.3 grams)
|Scope of Delivery
|Smartminting, ultra detailed
The 5th release in the Archeology & Symbolism series takes the series to new ultra relief heights. Vasudhara Mandala issued by Mongolia. Ultra Smartminted on a 3oz huge 65mm diameter, antique finish and just 333 pieces released worldwide. 99 pieces gilded. Unique details feature this coin including a unique obverse!
One of the earliest Nepalese representations of Vasudhara is a pauhba (textile art depicting Hindu and Buddhist images on course cotton), dating back to 1015 C.E. This pauhba is known as the Mandala of Vasudhara. The goddess is the central image of this mandala, which depicts scenes of dedication, ritual initiation, festive music, and dance associated with her worship. Its purpose is didactic (to teach). The mandala teaches the importance of worshipping Vasudhara primarily through the narrative of a non-believer whom she converted to belief.
Vasudhara, whose name means “stream of gems” in Sanskrit, is the Buddhist bodhisattva of wealth, prosperity, and abundance. She is popular in many Buddhist countries and is a subject in Buddhist legends and art. Originally an Indian bodhisattva, her popularity has spread to southern Buddhist countries. Her popularity, however, peaks in Nepal where she has a strong following among the Buddhist Newars of the Kathmandu Valley and is thus a central figure in Newar Buddhism. She is named Shiskar Apa in Lahul and Spiti. She is comparable to the Earth goddesses Phra Mae Thorani in Theravada and Tai folk religion and Bhumidevi and Prthvi in Hinduism.
Key Selling Points:
Heavy 3oz silver coin
Interesting small details
Unique concept series
Smartminted relief on 65mm