• 20 Lekë 1996-2000, KM# 78, Albania
  • 20 Lekë 1996-2000, KM# 78, Albania
Description

Engraver: Namik Prizëreni

Obverse

Depicts a liburna behind a dolphin surrounded by the inscription "Republic of Albania" on the top and the year of issue at the bottom.

A liburnian or liburna was a type of small galley used for raiding and patrols, particularly by the Illyrians and the Roman navy. Liburnians were different from the battle triremes, quadriremes and quinqueremes not because of rowing but rather because of its specific constructional features. It was 109 ft (33 m) long and 5 m (16 ft) wide with a 1 m (3 ft 3 in) draft. Two rows of oarsmen pulled 18 oars per side. The ship could make up to 14 knots under sail and more than 7 under oars. Gradually liburnians became a general name for the different types of the Roman ships, attached also to cargo ships in Late Antiquity.

·REPUBLIKA E SHQIPERISE·
2000
A. LIBURNE

Reverse

Nominal value and with an oak and laurel branches in the form of a wreath.

20
LEKE

Edge

20 Lekë

4th Republic, Non-magnetic
KM# 78 Schön# 77
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Characteristics
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 5 g
Diameter 22.5 mm
Thickness 1.81 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Paris Mint (A)

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Magnetic

Brass Plated Steel, 4.6 g, ⌀ 23 mm