Cave of Tadrart "Elephant"


This coin is part of series Prehistoric Art, Cave Paintings



The Acacus Mountains or Tadrart Acacus (Arabic: ?????? ???????) form a mountain range in the desert of western Libya, part of the Sahara. They are situated east of the Libyan city of Ghat and stretch north from the Algerian border about 100 km. Tadrart means 'mountain' in the native language of the area (Tamahaq language). The area has a particularly rich array of prehistoric rock art.
The area is known for its rock-art and was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 because of the importance of these paintings and carvings. The paintings date from 12,000 BC to 100 AD and reflect cultural and natural changes in the area. There are paintings and carvings of animals such as giraffes, elephants, ostriches and camels, but also of men and horses. Men are depicted in various daily life situations, for example while making music and dancing.


Key Selling Points:
Coins dedicated to prehistoric art
Next coins include for example: Jabbaren, Lascaux and Altamira cave. Also other art will be included.
Unique “grind” coloring technique will give that real rock look to the color
Rare low mintage, expected sell will occur very fast!

Specifications
Art.-No NU1102 Metal Silver
Country Niue Fineness .925
Year 2011 Weight ½ oz
Face Value 1 Dollar Diameter 35 mm
Quality PROOF Mintage 1'000 pcs
Special Features Coloring with grind texture.
Scope of Delivery Capsule, box and numbered certificate.
Availability Issued

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This coin is part of the Prehistoric Art, Cave Paintings series.
The following coins are already issued in this series:

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