- Mintage Limit - 10000
- Amber Route Carnuntum 28,28g Silver Coin with Amber Insert
- Coin with real piece of amber insert
- Coin in capsule+with Certificate of Authenticity
The beautiful coins of the popular “Amber Route” series pay tribute to the main cities which lay along this ancient route of commercial contacts. The route connected the European states at the Mediterranean Sea and the lands on the southern shore of the Baltic Sea, and was named after the major object of the travellers’ desire, amber.
On the obverse of the silver coin, there is a stylized image of a cart, in which ambers were carried by the Romans from the Baltic Sea to Italy. Behind the cart, on the left, a head of the Roman is depicted against the background of a map with the Baltic Sea outline. There is also an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscription of Her name. The upper part of the coin contains the legend indicating the name of the series. Below the images, there are the inscriptions indicating the coin’s face value, the year of its mintage as well as the name of the issuing country.
The reverse design features an image of triumphal arch the Heidentor, which was build for Emperor Constantinus II. Carnuntum was for a long period an important cultural and economic center on the map of the Roman Empire.There is also an image of an antique sculpture of the goddess Venus. The lower part of the coin’s reverse includes an image of a Roman coin dating back to the times of the existence of the Amber Route and an amber insertion. To the right of the images, there is the inscription of the name of the town.