What do the symbols on this Nepalese coin represent?
March 13, 2013 1:14 PM Subscribe
I have a 2 rupee coin from Nepal. What do the symbols around the mountain represent?
posted by Angel de Lune to society & culture (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Here's the best photo I could take (sorry it's not super sharp):
Nepal 2 Rupee Coin
So far I have been unsuccessful in Googling the answer to my question. Does anyone have a clue as to what the symbols surrounding the mountain on the back of this coin mean? Looks like it's a moon, sun, leaf, a key (or wand, or phallus?), a word, another word, a flower, and something else I can't discern. The front of the coin features a man and oxen tilling the fields, so that seems straightforward enough. Also I understand that the mountain is meant to be Mount Everest. Any other insights? Thanks in advance!