- List of commemorative coins of Ukraine from precious metals
- The Lion, cost 2017
Coin The Lion 5 грн., market price 23.04.2021
Obverse: above are Ukraine`s small coat of arms, the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine), the coin issue year 2017 and the coin face value 5/ГРИВЕНЬ (5/hryvnias); there is a fragment of a plate featuring a lion that dates back to the 13th century (Kherson Museum), to the right of which is an image of the plate itself.
Reverse: there is a lion`s head, to the right of which is a fragment depicting lions. The fragment comes from a unique slate relief in the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra (a famous Kyiv monastery with caves), and dates back to the 11th century. Griffons, centaurs, lions, dragons and other images from antiquity were popular motifs in the decorative art of old Rus principalities. To the right, against the background of the fragment, is the vertical legend ЛЕВ (lion).
This coin celebrates the lion and its representations in the cultural monuments of Kyiv Rus. The tribes and peoples that inhabited Ukrainian lands for thousands of years have created countless works of art. Priceless cultural monuments from various periods in history tells us how ancient people learned to work with natural materials, and to make them powerful by using symbols - representations of birds, animals, people and ornaments, etc.
|11.04.2017||5||silver (Ag 925)||15.55||33||4 000 шт.|