Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Mexico 500 Pesos 1984 VG
Front: Francisco Ignacio Madero González (30/10/1873 - 22/02/1913)
Back: Aztec Calendar Sun Stone
Francisco Ignacio Madero González was a politician, writer and revolutionary who served as President of Mexico from 1911 to 1913. As a respectable upper-class politician he supplied a center around which opposition to the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz could coalesce. However, once Díaz was deposed, the Mexican Revolution quickly spun out of Madero's control. He was deposed and executed by the Porfirista military and his aides that he neglected to replace with revolutionary supporters. His assassination was followed by the most violent period of the revolution (1913-1917) until the Constitution of 1917 and revolutionary president Venustiano Carranza achieved some degree of stability.
Mexica Sun Stone
The Aztec calendar stone, Mexica sun stone, or Stone of the Sun (Spanish: Piedra del Sol), is a large monolithic sculpture that was excavated in the Zócalo, Mexico City's main square, on December 17, 1790.
Measuring about 3.6 metres (12 ft) in diameter, 1.22 metres (4 ft) in thickness and weighing 24 tonnes, the original basalt version is presently on display at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City's Chapultepec Park. It is often informally considered to be one of the national symbols of Mexico. This basalt sculpture is a representation of the Aztec calendar.
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