National Bank of Ukraine
Designers: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Serhii Kharuk.
Banknote Printing and Minting Works of the National Bank of Ukraine
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: the small coat of arms of Ukraine with the coin issue year “2010” thereunder and semicircular inscription: “НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ” (National Bank of Ukraine), beneath – the coin face value “100/ГРИВЕНЬ” (100 Hryvnias); in the centre there is a fragment of Panticapaeum ruins against the background of reconstructed appearance of the city with sphinxes to the left and right thereof.
Reverse: against the dark background there is a sailing vessel with images of dolphins and decorative meander lines, symbolizing the water, thereunder; to the left and right of the vessel there are fragments of buildings of the city; above, against the light background, there is a gold coin, i.e. Panticapaeum stater with the legend “БОСПОРСЬКЕ ЦАРСТВО” (Bosporan Kingdom) thereunder.
A brief annotation
Dedicated to the Bosporan Kingdom (VI century B.C. – IV century A.D.), one of the ancient states on the Northern coast of the Black Sea, which originated from a league of Greek colonies, the cities on the shores of the Strait of Kerch, with its capital in Panticapaeum, and regularly minted its coins.