Lithuania 10-CENTU (KM88)
Lithuania 10-CENTU (KM88)

Lithuania 10-CENTU (KM88) 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.

In 1940, under Stalin's rule, portrayal of the Vytis was forbidden. It was not until 1988 that it was legalized again, and in 1990 it again became the state emblem of Lithuania, appearing on the Modern Republic coins in 1991.

This coin was issued one year only.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 16.1 mm
  • Composition: Bronze
  • CAT#: KM88

Obverse Legend

LIETUVA 1991

Reverse Legend

10 CENTU

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