- Mintage Limit - 13000
- Great Commanders Tomyris 1oz .999 Silver Coin
- Coin in capsule+with Certificate of Authenticity
Tenge Great Commanders - Tomyris
This silver coin has been released to honour Queen Tomiris, who succeeded her dead husband, the former king of the Massagetae. The truly fascinating story of Tomiris has been the inspiration for the Amazons, an ancient nation of female warriors
The obverse design features the gilded image of the State Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the inscription of the coin’s face value below it. There is also the trademark of Kazakhstan Mint of the National Bank of Kazakhstan and the year of the coin’s mintage. Some warriors on horseback are depicted on the right. Along the rim of the coin, there is the legend “National Bank of Kazakhstan” both in Kazakh and English.
Represented on the reverse, there is the embossed image of Queen Tomiris surrounded by her warriors. It is said that she cut off her breast and rode into battle when her husband's head was brought back to her. Tomiris slayed Cyrus the Great (the Persian King circa 5th century BC) with her own hands.She kept his head near her at all times and drank fine wine from it until the day of her death.The upper part of the coin comprises the inscription indicating the designation of metal, its fineness and the coin’s pure weight as well as the Queen’s name in English.