Tribal art and extinct civilisations

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Belize $1 2002.JPG

Belize, 1 dollar, 2002.
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Destrans

Hello

Another from Portugal, Capelo and Ivens, Portuguese explorers in Africa
I do not know what that indigenous motives on the obverse are?




chrisild

#17
A tree. ;D  Apparently a baobab (embondeiro), but neither the mint (incm.pt) nor the government bulletin provide much info about the details of the design: A moeda «Exploradores Europeus» apresenta no anverso os ramos de uma árvore africana, o embondeiro, acompanhados de outros símbolos etnográficos daquele continente, o escudo nacional, o valor facial, a era e a legenda «Portugal»; no reverso apresentam-se os retratos dos dois exploradores e parte de um embondeiro que complementa o anverso da moeda, na orla superior direita consta a legenda «Exploradores europeus», do lado esquerdo encontra-se o logótipo da série «Europa» e na orla inferior inscrevem-se os apelidos «Capelo e Ivens».

The obverse shows the branches of an African tree, the baobab (accompanied by other symbols ethnographic symbols of that continent), the national emblem, the face value, and the caption "Portugal ". The reverse shows the portraits the two explorers and part of a baobab that complements the obverse of the coin. In the upper right edge is the caption "European explorers"; on the left is the logo of the series 'Europe', and the lower edge is inscribed with the names "Capelo and Ivens'.

The designer, Baiba Šime, is from Latvia, by the way, but AFAIK lives in Portugal now. She also designed this year's Sagres coin. Link only as that piece would be OT here. ;)

Christian

Destrans

Hi Christian

Here is Baiba's profile : http://www.numismatas.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=10831
Ww knew her in our visit to the INCM

Regards

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Mexico 20c 1984.JPG

Mexico, 20 centavos, 1984.  An Olmec 'Colossal Head' statue.

The Olmec were a pre-Columbian civilisation, with origins dating back to circa 1400 BC.
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#20
Mexico 20P 1980.JPG

Mexico, 20 pesos, 1980. 

A representation of a ball-court marker, from the Mayan site of Chinkultic.
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Mexico 50c 1983.JPG

Mexico, 50 centavos, 1983. 


Pacal the Great, one of Palenque's most famous rulers.

Palenque was an ancient Mayan city state.
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Peru, 10 soles, 1969.jpg

Peru, 10 soles, 1969.  A pre-Columbian motif.
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DomRep ½ peso 1961.JPG

Dominican Republic, ½ peso, 1961.  A native princess.
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Dominican Republic, 1 centavo, 1987. 


Caonabo was a chief of the Cibao region on Hispaniola Island.

He was eventually defeated by the Spanish and died while being shipped to Spain.
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Honduras 50c 1967.JPG

Honduras, 50 centavos, 1967. 


Lempira (died 1537) was a war captain of the Lencas of western Honduras during the 1530s.

He led resistance to Francisco de Montejo's attempts to conquer and incorporate the region into the province of Honduras.
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Honduras 1991 50c.JPG

Honduras, 50 centavos, 1991.  Lempira.
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Panama, 1 centesimo, 1968.  Urracá.


From Wikipedia:

Urracá was an indigenous Guaymí chieftain or cacique who fought effectively against the Spanish conquistadors.

Captured at one point by conquistadors, Urracá managed to escape a Spanish bound ship.

He rejoined his own people and led the fight against the Spanish until his death in 1531.
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Panama 1c 1975.jpg

Panama, 1 centesimo, 1975.  Urracá.
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#29
Panama 1c 2008.jpg

Panama, 1 centesimo, 2001.  Urracá.
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