102360 | FRANCE. Celebration of Felines bronze Medal.
102360 | FRANCE. Celebration of Felines bronze Medal. Issued 1977 (61mm, 128.66 g, 12h). By J. Joachim at the Paris mint.
Facing head of cat / AMI DU SOLEIL VENU DE LA NUIT DES TEMPS (a friend of the sun since the dawn of time), cat seated left atop a hissing cobra; in background, shining sun to left, pyramids with stars and crescent moon to right. Edge: 1977 «cornucopia» BRONZE.
Gem Mint State. Brassy-orange/light brown surfaces. A great animal type, especially for the lover of felines.
Bastet was a goddess within the Egyptian pantheon, being the daughter of Ra and serving as a goddess of protection, good health, and the home. She was represented as having the head of a cat, hence her affiliation with the domesticated animal.
Upload: 17 April 2023.