Treasures of Egypt collection
There are rare coins, those bearing the whole weight of history and making up collections worthy of a museum.
And then there are guilty pleasures, those whose aesthetics supersede their historical value and which are lined up for their beauty like pearls on a necklace.
This perfectly delectable “Treasures of Egypt” series of medals, made of cupronickel, colored on the obverse, and in fleur de coin or MS (64) quality, is precisely one of these cases. It undeniably brings together excellent taste, elegance, and creativity for a mix of Egyptian gods and pharaohs (but aren’t they the same thing?) represented here with style and finesse.
Picture above by David Roberts (19th century) (CC)