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Research and reference => Numismatics => Topic started by: chrisild on May 11, 2014, 06:34:57 PM

Title: Lithuania: "Journey of the Vytis" exhibition in Kaunas
Post by: chrisild on May 11, 2014, 06:34:57 PM
The knight on a horse, called Vytis, has been a symbol (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Lithuania) of Lithuania for a long time. He can also be found on most coins from the country. An exhibition in Kaunas (which opens on Tuesday) shows his history on Lithuanian coinage.

Vytis: From the Lithuanian Denar to the Euro (Information in English (http://www.lb.lt/exhibition_in_kaunas_journey_of_the_vytis_from_the_medieval_denar_to_the_2015-issue_lithuanian_euro) and Lithuanian (http://www.lb.lt/parodoje_kaune_vycio_kelione_nuo_viduramziu_denaro_iki_2015_m_laidos_lietuvisko_euro))
Bank of Lithuania, Kaunas, Maironio gatvė 25 (13 May - 30 June)

Attached are images (from the Lithuanian version of the media release) which show three different coins featuring the vytis. You can see larger images here:

http://www.lb.lt/n23075/avytis.jpg (early 15th century, I think)
http://www.lb.lt/n23075/gek.jpg (1555, similar to the one shown in this topic (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=24209.0))
http://www.lb.lt/n23075/2_eur_aversas.jpg (yes, they have "euro coins" there)

Christian