Lithuania 1-LITAS (KM172)
Lithuania 1-LITAS (KM172)

Lithuania 1-LITAS (KM172) Horse

The image of Vytis -- the White Knight -- on horseback was first used in 1366 on the seal of the Grand Duke of Lithuania. From there it was handed down through centuries, making its way onto heraldic shields and state emblems.

Note how in this portrait Vytis is holding his sword behind his head, with the tip pointing forward and up.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 22.3 mm
  • Composition: Copper-Nickel
  • CAT#: KM172

Obverse Legend

LIETUVA 2010 1 LITAS

Reverse Legend

1410 - 2010 ┼ŻALGIRIO MUSIS

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