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Lithuania: "Journey of the Vytis" exhibition in Kaunas
« on: May 11, 2014, 06:34:57 PM »
The knight on a horse, called Vytis, has been a symbol 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 and Lithuanian)
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.lb.lt/n23075/2_eur_aversas.jpg (yes, they have "euro coins" there)

Christian