• 10 Shillings 2006, KM# 13, Somaliland, Republic, Zodiac Signs, Leo
  • 10 Shillings 2006, KM# 13, Somaliland, Republic, Zodiac Signs, Leo
Description

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

Obverse

Depicts a lion below the Zodiac sign under the sun (5 rays).

Leo, is the fifth astrological sign of the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. It comes after Cancer and before Virgo. Under the tropical Zodiac, the Sun transits this area approximately between July 23 and August 22; the sign spans the 120th to 150th degree of celestial longitude.

Leo is a fixed sign along with Taurus, Scorpio, and Aquarius. The symbol of the lion is based on the Nemean lion, a lion with an impenetrable hide. It is a northern sign and its opposite southern sign is Aquarius.

LEO
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 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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