Lithuania 10-LITU (KM83)
Lithuania 10-LITU (KM83)

Lithuania 10-LITU (KM83) 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.

This coin is from the Republic period (1918-1940). It was issued one-year only, in 1936 and the edge inscription translates as "nation's strength in unity."

Specifications

  • Diameter: 32.1 mm
  • Composition: 0.750 Silver
  • CAT#: KM83

Obverse Legend

LIETUVA 1936

Reverse Legend

VYTAUTAS DIDYSIS 10 DEŠIMTS LITŲ 10

Edge Legend

TAUTOS JĖGA VIENYBĖJE

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