RARE Antique 18k Yellow Gold & Silver Buddhist Tibetan Ga-Den Tanka Coin Pendant. Tibetan silver coins known as Ga-den silver Tankas are considered by many to be the most beautiful of all Tibetan coins. They were struck around the time of the 12th Dalai Lama. Tibet historically represented a forbidden land encircled by the Himalayan and Kunlum mountains. The Dalai Lamas, the spiritual leader purposely isolated the country for over a thousand years. Tibetan coinage is quite scarce and the first Tibetan government mint opened in 1791. It closed two years later, re-opened in 1836, and produced coins for only a little over 100 years more before the country was conquered. The Tankas obverse shows a Lotus flower within a circle surrounded by the 8 Buddhist Lucky Symbols: Chattra- Parasol; protection against all evil. Dhvaja- Banner; the victory of Buddha’s teachings. Sankha- Conch; absence of all evil. Shrivasta- An infinite knot; long life and never-ending love. Dharmachakra- Wheel of the Law; the eight spokes represent the eightfold path; completion and salvation through Buddha’s teachings. Kalasha- vase of abundance; contains water of immortality. Matsyayugma – Golden fish, salvation from suffering, fertility. Padma – The perfect lotus; purity. The reverse shows an 8-petalled wheel/flower within a star surrounded by the legend: Ga-den Palace, victorious in all directions. Symbolizing the 8 pathways to enlightenment and good fortune. Ga-Den Tanka Coin Pendant. Framing: 18k Yellow Gold. From Bail to Base. Antique 1850s – 1880s. This piece is in good pre-owned antique condition with little surface wear. Professionally inspected by our master jeweler. Please see pictures as they are an extension of the condition and description. Will come professionally packaged with everything pictured. Due to high number of inquiries within the store we may take longer to respond. It is always quicker to call the store at number in the right. The item “RARE Antique 18k Yellow Gold & Silver Buddhist Tibetan Ga-Den Tanka Coin Pendant” is in sale since Monday, March 25, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Necklaces & Pendants\Precious Metal without Stones”. The seller is “pangea-201-445-4199″ and is located in Ridgewood, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.