Gayer Anderson souvenir coin

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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.

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.

View the original here.

The façade of the Museum and the British Museum logo is on the reverse side of the coin. A display plastic case is included.

  • Product Code: CMCR57930
  • Material: Metal
  • Weight: 0.03 Kg

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.

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.

View the original here.

The façade of the Museum and the British Museum logo is on the reverse side of the coin. A display plastic case is included.

  • Product Code: CMCR57930
  • Weight: 0.03 Kg
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