Gayer-Anderson Cat Souvenir Coin

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<p>Exclusive to the British Museum; a souvenir coin based on the Gayer Anderson cat, a wealthy worshipper of the Egyptian goddess Bastet during the Saite Period, about 600 BC.</p> <p>In ancient Egypt, it was believed that most deities were able to take the form of a sacred animal in order to appear on earth. Not all members of a species were considered sacred; only those lucky enough to be chosen to live in a temple as the gods representative were revered.</p> <p>View the original <a href="https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=153429&amp;partId=1&amp;searchText=gayer+anderson+cat&amp;page=1">here.</a></p> <p>The façade of the Museum and the British Museum logo is on the reverse side of the coin. A display plastic case is included.</p>

Exclusive to the British Museum; a souvenir coin featuring an image of the famous Gayer-Anderson Cat.

The façade of the Museum and the British Museum logo are on the reverse side, and the coin is presented in a plastic display case.

The original sculpture is a bronze cat figure from the Late Period of Ancient Egypt. The cat represents the goddess Bastet, and is named after Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson who donated the cat to the British Museum in 1939.

A charming souvenir of the Museum.

  • Product Code: CMCR57930
  • Product Weight: 0.04Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 1.92
  • Dimensions: H4.5 x W0.7 x L4.5cm
  • Material: Metal
  • Postage Weight: 0.04 Kg

<p>Exclusive to the British Museum; a souvenir coin based on the Gayer Anderson cat, a wealthy worshipper of the Egyptian goddess Bastet during the Saite Period, about 600 BC.</p> <p>In ancient Egypt, it was believed that most deities were able to take the form of a sacred animal in order to appear on earth. Not all members of a species were considered sacred; only those lucky enough to be chosen to live in a temple as the gods representative were revered.</p> <p>View the original <a href="https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=153429&amp;partId=1&amp;searchText=gayer+anderson+cat&amp;page=1">here.</a></p> <p>The façade of the Museum and the British Museum logo is on the reverse side of the coin. A display plastic case is included.</p>

Exclusive to the British Museum; a souvenir coin featuring an image of the famous Gayer-Anderson Cat.

The façade of the Museum and the British Museum logo are on the reverse side, and the coin is presented in a plastic display case.

The original sculpture is a bronze cat figure from the Late Period of Ancient Egypt. The cat represents the goddess Bastet, and is named after Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson who donated the cat to the British Museum in 1939.

A charming souvenir of the Museum.

  • Product Code: CMCR57930
  • Product Weight: 0.04Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 1.92
  • Dimensions: H4.5 x W0.7 x L4.5cm
  • Material: Metal
  • Postage Weight: 0.04 Kg
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