CHULLPAS OF SILLUSTANI
NUMISMATIC SERIES RICHNESS AND PRIDE OF PERU
The Central Reserve Bank of Peru puts into circulation as of February 23, 2011, the fourth coin of the Numismatic Series “RIQUEZA Y ORGULLO DEL PERÚ”, allusive to the “CHULLPAS DE SILLUSTANI”.
The new coins are legal tender and will circulate simultaneously with the coins of a New Sun, and with the allusions to the “Golden Tumi”, to the “Sarcophagi of Karajía “and the” Estela de Raimondi “.
These coins can be used in any transaction, there are 10 million units.
The characteristics of the currency are the following:
Denomination: S /. 1.00
Year of Mintage: 2011
Obverse: Coat of Arms
Reverse: Denomination and motive alluding to the Chullpas of Sillustani
In the center of the obverse is the Coat of Arms of Peru, surrounded by the legend “Central Reserve Bank of Peru”, the year of coinage 2011 and an inscribed polygon of eight sides that form the coin steak.
On the back, in the center you can see the Sillustani Chullpas, located in the region Puno, which are the remains of a sanctuary erected by the Collas. They are tall towers, some of more than 12m. and in its interior the mummies of the Collas hierarchies were kept. Next to left of the chullpas, the mark of the National House of Currency on a design geometric vertical lines. On the right side of the chullpas, the denomination in number, the name of the monetary unit “Nuevo Sol” on some undulating lines and in the upper part of the phrase CHULLPAS DE SILLUSTANI S. XIV – XVI d.C.
Lima, February 23, 2011
CHULLPAS OF SILLUSTANI
The Chullpas de Sillustani are the remains of a sanctuary erected by the Collas to save the memory of their ancestors. They are located in the plain that surrounds the Umayo lagoon, about 35km. from Puno and 20km. of Lake Titicaca. The Tests with carbon 14 indicate that they date from the 14th century to the XVI century d.c.
The Chullpas are tall towers, some with more than 12m. of height, with crypts domed inside where the mummies of the hierarchs collas were kept and his companions, together with funeral offerings. They have a square floor like circular, with a small access door for the service of the dead, and are covered with a fine masonry of carved stones, traditional style Inca, although some maintain a more local-looking architecture, similar to the chullpas found in Cutimbo, Mallku Amaya and others places of the altiplano colla. The highest chullpas settled on platforms and they had buried tombs of those who were surely their servants. These numerous funerary monuments were accompanied by other enclosures in the form of circles, as well as terraces and fences destined to rites that They have been lost in memory.