• 10 Shillings 2006, KM# 12, Somaliland, Republic, Zodiac Signs, Cancer
  • 10 Shillings 2006, KM# 12, Somaliland, Republic, Zodiac Signs, Cancer
Description

Somaliland, officially the Republic of Somaliland, is a self-declared state internationally recognised as an autonomous region of Somalia.

Obverse

Depicts crab facing upward below the Zodiac sign left of the sun (5 rays).

Cancer is the fourth astrological sign of the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Cancer. It spans the 90° to 120° of the Zodiac, between 90° and 120° of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average between June 21 and July 22, and under the sidereal zodiac, the Sun transits this area between approximately July 16 and August 15.

In astrology, Cancer is the cardinal sign of the Water trigon, which is made up of Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio. It is considered a negative sign, whose domicile, or ruling planet, is the Moon. Though some depictions of Cancer feature a lobster, the sign is most often represented by the crab, based on the Karkinos, a giant crab that harassed Heracles during his fight with the Hydra.

CANCER
2006

Reverse

The face value, the slash and dash representing the word "shillings", as in British contexts, surrounded by the texted value and the title of the Bank of Somaliland in Somali above.

• BAANKA SOMALILAND •
10/-
TEN SOMALILAND SHILLINGS

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Stainless Steel
Weight 4.8 g
Diameter 24.9 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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