This wonderful 2 Oz Silver coin is the first release in the new “World Cultures” series, dedicated to some of the mores of the most ancient cultures. In this edition - the Kapala. The coin features a real Turquoise inlay, has an Antique Finish and Black Proof quality and comes in a themed case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 500 pieces worldwide!
A kapala (Sanskrit for "skull") or skullcup is a cup made from a human skull and used as a ritual implement (bowl) in both Hindu Tantra and Buddhist Tantra (Vajrayana). Especially in Tibet, they are often carved or elaborately mounted with precious metals and jewels. Many of the deities of Vajrayana, including mahasiddhas, dakinis and dharmapalas, are depicted as carrying the kapala, usually in their left hand. Some deities such as the Hindu Chinnamasta and the related Buddhist Vajrayogini are depicted as drinking blood from the kapala.