Mexico - Cut Coin Earrings with Cuauhtemōc

R&R Legacy Craft Studio

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Meticulously cut by hand from an actual Mexican 50 centavos coin. It features Cuauhtemōc, the last Aztec emperor.

Cuauhtemōc was the emperor of the Aztecs from 1520 to 1521, making him the last emperor. The name Cuauhtemōc means "one who has descended like an eagle" and is commonly rendered in English as "Descending Eagle", as in the moment when an eagle folds its wings and plummets down to strike its prey. This is a name that implies aggressiveness and determination. His bravery and defiance while defending his city and people is legendary. He is a symbol of indigenous pride, and a hero to many Mexicans.