• 50 Dram 2012, KM# 216, Armenia, Regions of Armenia and Yerevan, Kotayk
  • 50 Dram 2012, KM# 216, Armenia, Regions of Armenia and Yerevan, Kotayk
Description

Kotayk is a province (marz) of Armenia. It is the only marz that does not border any foreign countries. Its capital is Hrazdan.

Obverse

The Temple of Garni is a reconstructed classical Hellenistic temple. It is the only Greco-Roman colonnaded building in Armenia. It is the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia. It was probably built by king Tiridates I in the first century AD as a temple to the sun god Mithra. It collapsed in a 1679 earthquake. Renewed interest in the 19th century led to its eventual reconstruction between 1969 and 1975.

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Reverse

Denomination.

50
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Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Brass Plated Steel
Weight 3.5 g
Diameter 21.5 mm
Thickness 1.43 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Mint of Finland

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