Silver medallion of the Aztec ruler Cuauhtemoc

Up for auction is a great looking silver medallion of the Aztec ruler Cuauhtemoc. The medallion and chain were tested by David L. of “Estate Buyers” to be sterling silver; therefore there is a small area on the back with some small scratches (~1/8” square, top right edge) where it was tested and a slight tarnishing on the last 2-3 links of the chain where it was tested. The medallion has the Avanti silver hallmark on the back.


Medallion Diameter: 2 3/8” (6 cm)

Medallion Thickness: approx. 2mm at edge

Medallion Weight: Approx. 2.5 oz

Chain Length: 26”

Chain Weight: Approx. 1.25 oz.

Total Weight: 3.75 oz

Estimated silver weight: 3.75 oz x .925 = ~3.47 oz silver

Silver Value: 3.47 oz silver @ ~$28*/ oz = ~$97 But who would want to melt down such a great peice of art!

* Silver values change on a daily basis, price as of 2-2-11


Cuauhtémoc (also known as Cuauhtemotzin, Guatimozin or Guatemoc; c. 1502 – 28 February 1525) was the Aztec ruler (tlatoani) of Tenochtitlan from 1520 to 1521. The name Cuāuhtemōc (Nahuatl pronunciation: [k ʷ aːʍˈ temo ː k]) means "One That Has Descended Like an Eagle", commonly rendered in English as "Stoping Eagle" as in the moment when an eagle folds its wings and plummets down to
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