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50 leke ALBANIA (1996-2000)

50 leke 1996-2000 - Albanian coins
50 leke 1996-2000 - Albanian coins
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
24.25 mm 5.5 g 1.65 mm Cu75Ni25
in the centre king of Illyria Gentius riding a horse left; along the top edge: • REPUBLIKA E SHQIPERISE • (Republic of Albania); along the bottom edge in two lines: year of issue and GENTI / MBRETI ILIR (Gentius - king of Illyria)
above the coin centre in two lines face value: 50 / LEKE; along the bottom edge wreath of two oak branches
issue date:
1 I 1997
withdrawal date:
still in circulation
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1996 ???
2000 ???
interesting facts:
Gentius from Ardiaean dynasty was in 181-168 BC the last king of independent Illyria. Defeated by the Romans during the Third Illyrian War he was imprisoned and transported to Rome, where he died.

Illyrian copper coin with Gentius head depicted.

Miedziana moneta ilyrska z podobizną Gentiosa
photo: Zhilivoda; licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 6 X 2013

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