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2009 Latvia 20 Santimu coin pendant Latvija red lion silver griffin shield Livs Livonians Riga sun ray Balts Baltic Lettish necklace n002243

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Latvia 20 Santimu {1 year issue} FEATURING front: The Lesser version coat of arms of the Republic of Latvia, encircled by the inscription LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA The three golden stars above the Field represent three historical provinces: Vidzeme (Swedish Livonia), Latgale (Polish Livonia) and Kurzeme-Zemgale (Duchy of Courland and Semigalia). The golden Sun in the Field represents the Sun of freedom. Sun symbol was used as a symbol of distinction and national identity by the Imperial Russian Army's Latvian Riflemen units during World War I. During the war, the Sun was fashioned with 17 rays that symbolized the 17 Latvian inhabited districts. The bottom part of Escutcheon is divided into two fieds where the red lion of Courland represents Kurzeme and Zemgale while the silver griffin of Polish Livionia represents Vidzeme and Latgale. The red lion and silver griffin are also used as Supporters. back: standing figure; holding tiller of boat, sail on right • quantity 1 • demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Nickel-brass coin • diameter: 21.5 mm • weight: 4 g ***Choose from drop down menu *** {2 mm thick cords} 22" black cotton necklace 24" brass ball chain 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo} **If you need a different length cotton necklace, leave a note upon checkout** facebook.com/coinedJewelry instagram.com/coinedJewelry twitter.com/coinedJewelry pinterest.com/coinedJewelry tumblr.com/blog/coinedJewelry