Coin "Akhal-Teke Horse"

Ахалтекинская лошадь

Name Akhal-Teke Horse
Presented by National Bank of the Republic of Belarus, International Coin House
Nominal value 20 belorussian rubles
Metal Silver 925°
Mintage 6000
Production quality Proof, pad printing
Description of obverse and reverse At the top of the coin’s obverse there is a relief image of the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus and the inscription: “РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ”; in the center – images of two galloping horses symbolizing dynamics, speed and power; at the bottom from left to right - face value “20 RUBLEЎ”, alloy of the coin and the year of issue. In the central part of the reverse - the image of an Akhal-Teke horse depicted against the background of a Greek ornament, ancient columns and decorative composition; on the left - the inscription: “АХАЛТЭКІНСКІ КОНЬ”.
A brief annotation Akhal-Teke horse – a horse breed, bred on the territory of modern Turkmenistan (Akhal-Teke) about 5,000 years ago. It is the oldest of the cultivated breeds, which has had an impact on other breeds - including Arabic and English race horse. This horse is a standard riding horse, frisky and very hardy at the same time, with fast-recovering energy. For its beauty and exterior, variety of colors and accentuated body lines Akhal-Teke horse is unique in the world. Besides it is very small-numbered breed - at the moment there are only about 1,200 dams.
Designer Svetlana Nekrasova (Republic of Belarus)
Producer B.H. Mayer’s Kunstpraegeanstalt (Germany)

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