3D High Relief technique, WHITE JASPER inlay, handmade Antique Finish
ART MINT (France)/ Lithuanian mint
Description of obverse and reverse
of the coin depicts the highly intricate detailed Mandala design surrounding a Persian pattern. In the center a beautiful gemstone as heart of the coin.
The obverse of the coin depicts the Fiji Coat of Arms and the inscriptions: “FIJI” – the issue country, “2020” – the year of issue, “3 oz Ag 999” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver and “10 DOLLARS” – the face value.
A brief annotation
Persian art has one of the richest art heritages in world history and has been strong in many media including architecture, painting, weaving, pottery, calligraphy, metalworking and sculpture. At different times, influences from the art of neighbouring civilizations have been very important, and latterly Persian art gave and received major influences as part of the wider styles of Islamic art. Persian art continued to place larger emphasis on figures than Islamic art from other areas, though for religious reasons now generally avoiding large examples, especially in sculpture. The general Islamic style of dense decoration, geometrically laid out, developed in Persia into a supremely elegant and harmonious style combining motifs derived from plants with Chinese motifs such as the cloud-band, and often animals that are represented at a much smaller scale than the plant elements surrounding them. Under the Safavid dynasty in the 16th century this style was used across a wide variety of media, and diffused from the court artists of the shah, most being mainly painters.