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The Lion


Putting into circulation : 11 April 2017
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
5 silver (Ag 925) 15.55 33,0 special uncirculated smooth with in-depth legends 4000 4000

Series: Fauna in Cultural Monuments of Ukraine
This coin celebrates the lion and its representations in the cultural monuments of Kyiv Rus. The tribes and peoples that inhabited Ukrainian lands for thousands of years have created countless works of art. Priceless cultural monuments from various periods in history tells us how ancient people learned to work with natural materials, and to make them powerful by using symbols - representations of birds, animals, people and ornaments, etc.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 533

Obverse: above are Ukraine`s small coat of arms, the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine), the coin issue year 2017 and the coin face value 5/ГРИВЕНЬ (5/hryvnias); there is a fragment of a plate featuring a lion that dates back to the 13th century (Kherson Museum), to the right of which is an image of the plate itself.
Reverse: there is a lion`s head, to the right of which is a fragment depicting lions. The fragment comes from a unique slate relief in the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra (a famous Kyiv monastery with caves), and dates back to the 11th century. Griffons, centaurs, lions, dragons and other images from antiquity were popular motifs in the decorative art of old Rus principalities. To the right, against the background of the fragment, is the vertical legend ЛЕВ (lion).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko
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