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King Ananda Mahidol & Garuda 5 Satang Thailand Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Assassination) 1946

King Ananda Mahidol & Garuda 5 Satang Thailand Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Assassination) 1946

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King Ananda Mahidol & Garuda 5 Satang Thailand Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Assassination) 1946

Obverse: King Ananda, youth head left
Lettering: อานันทมหิดล รัชกาลที่ ๘
Translation: Ananda Mahidol Rama VIII

Reverse: Mythical creature "Garuda"
Lettering: รัฐบาลไทย
๕ สต.
พ.ศ.๒๔๘๙
Translation: Government of Thailand
5 Satang
BE2489

Features
Issuer Thailand
King Ananda Mahidol (Rama VIII) (1935-1946)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 2489 (1946)
Calendar Thai
Value 5 Satang (0.05 THB)
Currency Baht (1897-date)
Composition Tin
Weight 1.3 g
Diameter 15.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 17194
References Y# 64, Schön# 216

Wikipedia:
Ananda Mahidol (Thai: พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรเมนทรมหาอานันทมหิดล; RTGS: Ananthamahidon; 20 September 1925 – 9 June 1946), posthumous reigning title Phra Athamaramathibodin (Thai: พระอัฐมรามาธิบดินทร), was the eighth monarch of Siam from the Chakri dynasty as Rama VIII. At the time he was recognised as king by the National Assembly in March 1935, he was a nine-year-old boy living in Switzerland. He returned to Thailand in December 1945, but six months later, in June 1946, he was found shot dead in his bed. Although at first thought to have been an accident, his death was ruled a murder by medical examiners, and three royal pages were later executed following very irregular trials. The mysterious circumstances surrounding his death have been the subject of much controversy.

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Wikipedia:
Garuda (Sanskrit: गरुड Garuḍa; Pāli: गरुळ Garuḷa), also Galon or Nan Belu in Burmese and Karura in Japanese, is a legendary bird or bird-like creature in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain faith. He is variously the vehicle mount (vahana) of the Hindu god Vishnu, a dharma-protector and Astasena in Buddhism, and the Yaksha of the Jain Tirthankara Shantinatha. The Brahminy kite is considered as the contemporary representation of Garuda.

Garuda is described as the king of birds and a kite-like figure. He is shown either in zoomorphic form (giant bird with partially open wings) or an anthropomorphic form (man with wings and some bird features). Garuda is generally a protector with the power to swiftly go anywhere, ever watchful and an enemy of the serpent. He is also known as Tarkshya and Vynateya.

Garuda is a part of state insignia in India, Indonesia and Thailand. The Indonesian official coat of arms is centered on the Garuda. The national emblem of Indonesia is called Garuda Pancasila. The Indian Air Force also uses the Garuda in their Guards Brigade coat of arms and named their special operations unit after it as Garud Commando Force. It is often associated with the Greater adjutant stork (Leptoptilos dubius).

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