Coin "Paleolithic Venus. Kostenki"

Палеолитическая Венера. Костенки

Name Paleolithic Venus. Kostenki
Presented by National Bank of the Republic of Belarus, International Coin House
Nominal value 20 belorussian rubles
Metal Silver 925°
Mintage 3500
Production quality Proof
Description of obverse and reverse On the upper part of the obverse – on the left: a relief image of the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus; in the center – the cave drawings depicting a bull in Lascaux cave in France, the inscriptions: on the drawing – “ПЯЧОРА ЛАСКО”, on the left of it – “РЭСПУБЛІКА”, above – “БЕЛАРУСЬ”; at the bottom – the year of issue and the face value “20 RUBLEЎ”. On the central part of the reverse – a relief image of an ancient statue of Venus Paleolithic found in a village Kostenki (Voronezh region of Russia) which represents the goddess of fertility, on the left – the inscription: “ПАЛЕАЛІТЫЧНАЯ ВЕНЕРА. КАСЦЁНКІ”; at the bottom on the right – the alloy.
A brief annotation The World of sculpture series includes coins reflecting the main stages of world art development from the primitive society to the present day. Paleolithic Venus - the so-called by archaeologists statues made of stone, bone and baked clay depicting nude women. According to one version they are connected with the cult of "foremothers". In a village Kostenki-1 there were found ten relatively unharmed (which is rare) female figures which are famous nowadays all over the world.
Designer Svetlana Nekrasova (Republic of Belarus)
Producer Lithuanian Mint

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