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TEMPLE OF THE SUN – VILCASHUAMÁN

TEMPLE OF THE SUN – VILCASHUAMÁN

ENTER CURRENCY CURRENCY OF S /. 1 ALUSIVE TO THE TEMPLE OF THE SUN IN VILCASHUAMÁN

The Central Reserve Bank of Peru puts into circulation as of Wednesday 3 October the tenth currency of S /. 1 of the Numismatic Series “Wealth and Pride of Peru”, allusive to the Temple of the Sun of the Inca archaeological complex of Vilcashuamán, in Ayacucho.

This currency is legal tender, so it can be used in any transaction economic and circulate simultaneously with the current S /. 1.

Vilcashuamán fulfilled functions of religious administrative center in the Inca period. After the Spanish conquest, during the sixteenth century, it was built on the structure of the Temple of the Sun, the church of San Juan Bautista, which is also seen on the coin.

The characteristics of the currency are the following:

Denomination: S /. 1

Alloy: Alpaca

Weight: 7.32g

Diameter: 25,50 mm

Singing: Striated

Year of Mintage: 2012

Obverse: Coat of Arms

Reverse: Denomination and motive allusive to the Temple of the Sun – Vilcashuamán

Issuance: 10 million units

TEMPLE OF THE SUN SECURITY

On the obverse of the new coin, the Coat of Arms of Peru can be seen in the center, surrounded by the legend “Central Reserve Bank of Peru”, the year of coinage and a inscribed polygon with eight sides that forms the coin steak.

On the back, in the center, part of the Archaeological Complex of Vilcashuamán is distinguished, where you can see the Temple of the Sun and above it, the Church of San Juan Bautista. I also know observe the mark of the National House of Currency on a geometric design of lines verticals as well as the denomination in number and the name of the monetary unit on some undulating lines. In the upper part, the phrase TEMPLE OF THE SUN – VILCASHUAMÁN S. XV d.C.

The previous coins were those of the Tumi de Oro (Lambayeque), the Sarcophagi of Karajía (Amazonas), Estela de Raimondi (Ancash), Chullpas de Sillustani (Puno), Santa Catalina Monastery (Arequipa), Machu Picchu (Cusco), the Gran Pajatén (San Martín), the Stone of Saywite (Apurímac) and the Fortress of Real Felipe (Callao).

Lima, October 3, 2012

 

TEMPLE OF THE SUN – VILCASHUAMÁN

Vilcashuamán was one of the most important provincial centers installed by the Incas outside of Cusco, located in what is currently It is the Ayacucho region. It was at the nuclear point of the land of the Chankas, where the Incas started their empire. The Temple of the Sun is a of the best preserved Inca constructions. On top of it was built a catholic temple built in the colonial era. It is believed that some of its walls were covered with precious metals and that there he worshiped the gods of the empire.

The temple has a main enclosure that is below the Church San John the baptist. It has a series of terraces similar to those that have the Coricancha of Cusco, which were used to house the gardens ceremonies, which also featured high niches, canals and water sources. It faces the main square, where it also He installed a ushno or sacred pyramid and a series of palaces.

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