CW88 Posted April 4, 2014 Share Posted April 4, 2014 After my Scarab geocoins I wanted to make another Egyptian themed coin, and King Tutankhamun's sarcophagus/death mask was one I've wanted to make for a while. After visiting the Tutankhamun exhibition in Geneva earlier this year, where replicas of everything in his tomb were displayed exactly as they had been found, I was able to get some detailed photos of the death mask, as well as other objects that I could use to turn into a coin. I know a few coins have been made before on this theme, but none that I know of were just of the mask in 3D. My coins are 2 inches tall (at its widest point) and 10mm thick, with the top side being detailed 3D. The front side is King Tut's death mask, and the back features hieroglyphics found on one of the burial vaults found in the tomb (seen in the photo above), with soft enamels and a variety of finishes. These are the current samples that will probably all be made - though will all have some slight changes. I also sampled in black nickel but it didn't come out looking right. I'll be making changes over the next few days and hope to have the final order in by the end of next week. I'll also be selling a few of the samples on ebay over the next 1-2 weeks to help cover that. By then I should know the final versions, number of each version and approximate price, so will try and post that information when I know and would hope to have the final coins by early May. And will post more about the sale closer to when I'll have the coins. Quote Link to comment
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