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The Pectoral Set


Putting into circulation : 23 December 2019
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
10 silver (Ag 999) 31.1 чотирикутна special uncirculated smooth до 4000 4000

Series: Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine
Four commemorative coins included in the Pectoral Set celebrate a golden breast decoration, a pectoral that belonged to a Scythian king. This ancient and unique piece of jewelry, which dates back to the 4th century B.C., depicts unusual scenes from Scythian life and mythology, and is of superb artistry. The pectoral resembles a crescent in shape and consists of three tiers: the lower tier features animals, the middle one depicts flowers, and the upper one shows people. To this day, the pectoral’s intricate details have not ceased to astound and impress people: every muscle, fiber, and fold in clothing has been carved with great precision. Discovered in 1971 in a Scythian burial mound called the Thick Tomb in Dnipropetrovsk oblast by Ukrainian archeologist Borys Mozolevskyi, the pectoral has become a symbol of Ukraine’s elite heritage, and has international significance.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 1622

Obverse of the upper coin as part of a rhombus: above is Ukraine’s small coat of arms, to the left of which is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) and to the right is the coin issue year 2019, a conventionalized fragment of the central part of the pectoral’s upper tier - an image of a man holding an animal’s skin with a gorytos behind him, to the left of which is the mint mark of the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works, the coin’s fine weight of 31.1 and the inscription indicating metal and its fineness Ag 999, below against the backdrop of a floral ornament fragment from the pectoral’s middle tier is the coin’s face value 10/ГРИВЕНЬ (10/hryvnias).
Reverse of the upper coin as part of a rhombus: on a smooth background is the following conventionalized composition: above is a smooth outline of a burial mound, between two clasps in the form of lions’ heads (local gilding *) is a rosette with the following legends underneath: ЕЛЛІНО-СКІФСЬКЕ/МИСТЕЦТВО/IV СТ. ДО Н.Е. (ancient Greek and Scythian/art/4th century B.C.), below is a rosette.
Designer: Nataliia Fandikova
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko , Volodymyr Demianenko , програмне моделювання – Андріянов Віталій
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