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* BELARUS 2011 *
First coin Series Horses
-HORSES AKHAL TEKE-
SILVER PROOF COIN 2011.
Technical Specifications ;
Country Belarus 2011.
Face Value 20 Roubles.
Weight 31,10 gram.
Metal Silver 925 /1000 Size 38,61 mm.
Mintage 6.000 pcs.
Proof coins + Blister issue
HORSES AKHAL TEKE Blister 20 Roubles 2011 Belarus
Theme Background:The first coin from the new series "Horses"One
of these races is the horse called Akhal-Teke. Akhal-Teke breed was
developed in Asia Minor, at the intersection of trade and military
routes of the ancient world. Akhal-Teke is one of the brightest and
most ancient riding horse breeds. She had an influence on the formation
of such species as the English race horse and Arabic horse. Glory of
these beautiful horses extended well beyond the region of origin.
Horses were the highest value and exported to China, Mesopotamia,
Ancient Egypt and other Middle East countries and the Mediterranean. In
Greece, the best horses were brought from the Middle East, North
Africa, Asia, including the Akhal-Teke horses. The ancient Greeks often
depicted their horses in various stages on antique vases and ancient
carvings. These horses are very similar to modern Akhal-Teke.Obverse:The
obverse is common to the entire series, which shows two galloping
horses. Coats of arms of the Republic of Belarus, inscriptions in
Belorussian language "Republic of Belarus", "20 roubles" and "2011", and
the hallmark - "Ag 925".Reverse:Akhal-Teke
horse on the foreground, in the background stylized 2 horses - chariot
in a race, decorative Greek design on a top and a bottom of the coin,
few columns in ionic order. Inscription in Belorussian language:
"Akhal-Teke horse" Series Horses - The coin is included in our original Blister.Mintage up to 6.000 pieces.