1ozt Mexican Silver Medal: Coyolxauhqui/Aguila Tlatelolco
On one side is depicted the dismembered body of Coyolxauhqui, the Aztec goddess killed by her brother, Huitzilopochtli, the god of war, who threw her head into the sky where it became the moon. The Coyolxauhqui Stone located at the base of the stairs to the temple of Huitzilopochtli in Tenochtitlan is where ceremonies involving sacrificial dismemberment of women to appease the war god often took place, symbolically reenacting the battle of Coatepec. On the reverse is depicted the Eagle and the Jaguar, symbols of the Aztec warrior clans from the ancient cities of Tenochtitlan and Tlatelolco, which later became Mexico City, both strongholds of the Mexica who worshipped Huitzilopochtli.
This medal measure 38mm in diameter and weighs 31.1g with a fineness of .999 for a net weight of 1ozt pure silver. Proof Mirror Finish.