Horses Series - Akhal-Teke Horse

Belarus 2012 - 20 Roubles - Horses Series - Akhal-Teke Horse - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

6.000 of these coins have been issued by the International Coin House!
This silver coin is dedicated to Horses.
$92.43

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Country Belarus
Year 2012
Face Value currency Roubles
Face Value number 20
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Dimensions 30 x 45 mm
Mintage 6000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $92.43
Coin Story

Some breeds of horses have a unique influence on the development of horse breeding in the world. One of these races is the horse called Akhal-Teke. Akhal-Teke breed was developed in Asia Minor, at the intersection of trade and military routes of the ancient world. Akhal-Teke is one of the brightest and most ancient riding horse breeds. She had an influence on the formation of such species as the English race horse and Arabic horse. Glory of these beautiful horses extended well beyond the region of origin. Horses were the highest value and exported to China, Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt and other Middle East countries and the Mediterranean. In Greece, the best horses were brought from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, including the Akhal-Teke horses. The ancient Greeks often depicted their horses in various stages on antique vases and ancient carvings. These horses are very similar to modern Akhal-Teke.

Reverse Design

Akhal-Teke horse on the foreground, in the background stylized 2 horses - chariot in a race, decorative Greek design on a top and a bottom of the coin, few columns in ionic order. Inscription in Belorussian language: "Akhal-Teke horse"

Obverse Design

The obverse is common to the entire series, which shows two galloping horses. Coats of arms of the Republic of Belarus, inscriptions in Belorussian language "Republic of Belarus", "20 roubles" and "2011", and the hallmark - "Ag 925".

Packaging

The Horses Series - Akhal-Teke Horse coin comes in a very special Horse presentation booklet with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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