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Description

EuroBasket 2011 was the 37th men's European Basketball Championship, held by FIBA Europe. The competition was hosted by Lithuania. Spain won the title for the second consecutive tournament, after defeating France, by a score of 98–85 in the final. Spain's Juan Carlos Navarro was the tournament's MVP.

Engravers: Liudas Parulskis, Giedrius Paulauskis

Obverse

Depicts a stylized basketball ball and Vytis, the symbol of the state emblem of the Republic of Lithuania, country name, denomination and year of issue.

The coat of arms of Lithuania, consisting of an armour-clad knight on horseback holding a sword and shield, is also known as Vytis. It is one of very few containing symbolism adopted from ducal portrait seals rather than from coats of arms of dynasties, which is the case for most European countries.

The knight on horseback without a specific name was mentioned in the Tobolsk Chronicle as a symbol of Narimantas. The charging knight is depicted on the seal of Grand Duke of Lithuania, Algirdas, dated 1366. The earliest coins featuring the knight come also from the last quarter of the 14th century; the other side of these coins depicts Columns of Gediminas. In the 14th century, the knight was featured on a heraldic shield. At the Battle of Grunwald in 1410, the major victory of the united Polish–Lithuanian army against the Teutonic Order, thirty Lithuanian regiments out of the total forty were flying the "charging knight" banner.

LIETUVA
1 LITAS LMK
2011

Reverse

Depicts a stylized basketball ball and an inscription "The European Basketball Championship 2011".

2011
EUROPOS
KREPŠINIO
ČEMPIONATAS

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 6.25 g
Diameter 22.3 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Lithuanian Mint (LMK)

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