- Mintage Limit - 10000
- Amber Route HRADISCO28,28g Silver Coin with Amber Insert
- Coin with real piece of amber insert
- Coin in capsule+with Certificate of Authenticity
This extraordinary antique finish silver coin, is the fifth in a new series of 8 tracing the ancient Roman "Amber Road" from the south shore of the Baltic Sea, in northern Europe, all the way to Roman Italy. The Amber Route follows the path of merchants who travelled these areas to buy amber, these travels started as early as the 1st century BC.
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 an ancient coin which comes from Stare Hradisko. Stare Hradisko is well-explored oppidum from Moravia (eastern zone of Iron Age settlement). Oppidum itself covers 37 ha with fortification of total length 2800 m. The reverse of the coin also contains an image of an antique jewellery, a figurine. Below the images, there is the inscription of the name of the town and an amber insertion.
Antique finish, Stone inserts