• 1 Euro Cent 2015-2020, KM# 205, Lithuania
  • 1 Euro Cent 2015-2020, KM# 205, Lithuania

Vytis (symbol of the coat-of-arms) and the word Lithuania, twelve stars, symbols of the EU, surrounds the Vytis.

The coat of arms of Lithuania, consisting of an armour-clad knight on horseback holding a sword and shield, is also known as Vytis. It is one of very few containing symbolism adopted from ducal portrait seals rather than from coats of arms of dynasties, which is the case for most European countries.

The knight on horseback without a specific name 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. In the 14th century, the knight was featured on a heraldic shield. At the Battle of Grunwald in 1410, the major victory of the united Polish–Lithuanian army against the Teutonic Order, thirty Lithuanian regiments out of the total forty were flying the "charging knight" banner.

Designer: Antanas Žukauskas



A globe, next to the facial value, shows Europe in relation to Africa and Asia.

Engraver: Luc Luycx



1 Euro Cent

KM# 205 Schön# 136
Material Copper Plated Steel
Weight 2.3 g
Diameter 16.25 mm
Thickness 1.67 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Lithuanian Mint (LMK)

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