Albania 1-LEK (KM5)
Albania 1-LEK (KM5)

Albania 1-LEK (KM5) Horse

"In 1926, 1927, 1930, and 1931 Albania minted one lek coins depicting a portrait of Alexander the Great on the obverse and Alexander riding his horse Bukephalos on the reverse. What's odd about this particular coin is Albania's attempted appropriation of Greece's heritage, which isn't the only instance in which this has happened either. Albania's claim stems from the fact that Alexander's mother Olympias was from Epeiros, which is currently split between Albania and Greece."

Source: alexanderthegreatcoins.reidgold.com

Specifications

  • Diameter: 26.6 mm
  • Composition: Nickel
  • CAT#: KM5

Obverse Legend

SHQIPNI

Reverse Legend

1 LEK

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