• 10 Shillings 2006, KM# 14, Somaliland, Republic, Zodiac Signs, Virgo
  • 10 Shillings 2006, KM# 14, Somaliland, Republic, Zodiac Signs, Virgo
Description

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

Obverse

Depicts a maiden with wings (angel), the Zodiac sign on the right under the sun (5 rays).

Virgo is the sixth astrological sign in the Zodiac. Virgo is the second-largest constellation. It spans the 150-180th degree of the Zodiac. Under the tropical Zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average between August 23 and September 22, and under the sidereal Zodiac, the sun transits the constellation of Virgo from September 17 to October 17. Individuals born during these dates, depending on which system of astrology they subscribe to, may be called Virgos or Virgoans. The symbol of the maiden is based on Astraea. In Greek mythology, she was the last immortal to abandon Earth at the end of the Silver Age, when the gods fled to Olympus – hence the sign's association with Earth.

VIRGO
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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