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Coin "The 2200th Anniversary of foundation of Artashat"

2200-летие основания г. Арташат

Name The 2200th Anniversary of foundation of Artashat
Presented by Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia
Nominal value 1000 dram
Metal Gold 585°
Thickness 1,75
Mintage 1000
Production quality Special uncirculated, antique finish
Description of obverse and reverse Obverse: in the center - the head of Tyche, the goddess of city Artashat; along the rim - inscription “REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA” in Armenian and the year of issue “2011”; at the bottom - nominal value “1000 DRAM”. Reverse: in the center - the goddess of victory Nike and inscription «ΑΡΤΑΞΙΣΑΤΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ» (Artashat Capital) in Greek; along the rim - beautiful ornament from the sculpture found during excavations of Artashat city; at the bottom - inscription “ARTASHAT CAPITAL 2200” in Armenian.
A brief annotation Artashat is the 4th capital of Armenia. Artashat was founded in 189 BC by the Armenian king Artashes I in the Ararat Valley. In the period of flourishing Artashat occupied a territory of nearly 3 thousand ha with more than 150 thousand inhabitants. Artashat was a large center of international trade, and its role increased in the 1-2 centuries due to extension of trade relations with Rome and the East. The coins of the kings of Artashesyan Dynasty and the city of Artashat were struck in the Artashat Mint. Artashat was also famous as an important center of Hellenistic culture.
Designer Eduard Kurghinyan
Producer Royal Dutch Mint

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