Goddess Akashagarbha on Chad Coin

13 Aug 2020  Thu

This impressive 5 Oz Silver coin is the new release in the “God of Mercy” series and features the Akashagarbha, also known for his generosity and meritorious acts.

Akashagarbha’s name can be translated as “Boundless Space Treasury” as his wisdom is said to be boundless as space itself. The mantra of Akashagarbha popularly used by Buddhists and artists is believed to give rise to wisdom, creativity, and to dispel ignorance. Akashagarbha is also known for his generosity and meritorious acts and is one of the eight Buddhist deities that serve as the protectors of the twelve zodiac animals it is associated with along with the people born in that animal year.

The coin has an Antique Finish quality with spectacular High Relief. The reverse of the coin depicts Akashagarbha with its sword that is used to cut through destructive emotions featuring lotus and floral elements with title surrounding the Bodhisattva. The obverse of the coin features 8 symbols with a wheel of 12 zodiac animals, finished with a round-shaped YinYang as the backdrop for the legal tender, the Coat of Arms of the country.

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