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  • 20 Stotinki 1999-2002, KM# 241, Bulgaria
  • 20 Stotinki 1999-2002, KM# 241, Bulgaria

Engravers: Petar Stoikov, Vladimir Yossifov


Depicts the Madara Rider and the country name above.

The Madara Rider or Madara Horseman (Bulgarian: Мадарски конник, Madarski konnik) is an early medieval large rock relief carved on the Madara Plateau east of Shumen in northeastern Bulgaria, near the village of Madara. The monument is dated in the very late 7th, or more often very early 8th century, during the reign of Bulgar Khan Tervel.

The relief depicts a majestic horseman 23 m (75 ft) above ground level in an almost vertical 100 m (328 ft)-high cliff. It is of almost natural size. The horseman, facing right, is thrusting a spear into a lion lying at his horse's feet, and on the left a dog is running after the horseman.



Depicts denomination, issue year and twelve five-pointed stars as a symbol of the European Union.



20 Stotinki

KM# 241 Schön# 242
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Material Copper Nickel Zinc
Weight 4 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 1.69 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Bulgarian Mint

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