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2008 Lithuania Lietuva 20 Centu coin pendant necklace jewelry Vytis horse back armored knight Vilnius Kaunas Klaipėda Siauliai medieval Vityaz Marijampole Jonava Utena Curonian Spit Panevezys Pahonia Alytus n001104

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Lithuania 20 Centų {1997-2014} 13S

front: National coat of arms

The coat of arms of Lithuania, consisting of an armour-clad knight on horseback  holding a sword and shield, is also known as Vytis

The knight on horseback without was mentioned in the Tobolsk Chronicle as a symbol of Narimantas. The charging knight is depicted on the seal of Grand Duke of Lithuania, Algirdas, dated 1366. The earliest coins featuring the knight come also from the last quarter of the 14th century; the other side of these coins depicts Columns of Gediminas

• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Nickel-brass coin
• diameter: 20.5 mm
• weight: 4.8 g

• 24” brass ball chain {2.5mm thick, lightweight 5 g}
• no chain or cord
• 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo}

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