• 10 Shillings 2006, KM# 18, Somaliland, Republic, Zodiac Signs, Capricorn
  • 10 Shillings 2006, KM# 18, Somaliland, Republic, Zodiac Signs, Capricorn
Description

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

Obverse

Depicts prancing horned goat, the Zodiac sign on the right under the sun (5 rays).

Capricorn is the tenth astrological sign of the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Capricornus. It spans the 270–300th degree of the Zodiac, corresponding to celestial longitude. Under the tropical Zodiac, the sun transits this area from December 22 to January 19 each year, and under the sidereal Zodiac, the sun transits the constellation of Capricorn from approximately January 16 to February 16.

In astrology, Capricorn is considered an earth sign, negative sign, and one of the four cardinal signs. Capricorn is said to be ruled by the planet Saturn. Its symbol is based on the Sumerians' primordial god of wisdom and waters, Enki, with the head and upper body of a goat and the lower body and tail of a fish. Individuals born between December 21 to January 19 may be called Capricornian. Capricorn is third and last of the earth signs of the Zodiac, the other two being Taurus and Virgo.

CAPRICORN
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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