ESTELA OF RAIMONDI
RICHNESS AND PRIDE OF PERU NUMISMATIC SERIES RICHNESS AND PRIDE OF PERU
The Central Reserve Bank of Peru, in accordance with article 44 of its Organic Law, shall establish circulation as of November 24, 2010, the third currency of the Numismatics and Wealth Series Pride of Peru, alluding to the Estela de Raimondi. These coins are legal tender, will circulate simultaneously with the current currencies of S /. 1.00 and Its characteristics are the following:
DENOMINATION: S /. 1.00
WEIGHT: 7.32 g
DIAMETER: 25.50 mm
YEAR OF ACCUMULATION: 2010
MAXIMUM EMISSION: 10 000 000
Obverse: Coat of Arms
Reverse: Denomination and motive alluding to Raimondi Stela
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 and a registered polygon of eight sides that form the coin steak.
On the back, in the center you can see the Estela de Raimondi, which is a granite slab 1.98m high by 74cm wide, which has a carved on one side to the representation of the main divinity of the Chavin in the time of the new temple. He represented personage corresponds to a feline anthropomorphic deity, standing, view in front, with open arms, holding in each hand a sort of staff. The hands and feet end in claws. On the left side of the Stela, the mark of the National House of Currency on a geometric design of vertical lines. Next to Right of the Stele, the denomination in number, the name of the monetary unit “Nuevo Sol” on undulating lines and below the phrase ESTELA DE RAIMONDI, S. VIII and V a.C.
Lima, December 1, 2010
ESTELA OF RAIMONDI
Estela de Raimondi reflects the artistic style of the Chavin culture that especially in the province of Huari, and that it was one of the major religious and cultural centers of the Western Hemisphere.
It was the first Chavín style object that was made known, and for its complicated metaphorical decoration probably belongs to the era late of Chavín, between the VIII and V a.C.
It is a granite slab of 1.98m high by 74cm wide, which has carved on one of its faces the representation of the deity principal of the Chavin in the time of the new temple. Character represented corresponds to a feline anthropomorphic deity of standing, front view, with open arms, holding in each hand, a kind of staff. The hands and feet end in claws.