• 50 Lekë 1996-2000, KM# 79, Albania
  • 50 Lekë 1996-2000, KM# 79, Albania
Description

Engraver: Namik Prizëreni

Obverse

Depicts the Illyrian King Gentius (left) on horseback surrounded by the inscription "Republic of Albania" on the top and the year of issue at the bottom.

Gentius was a king of the Ardiaei, a powerful tribe in Illyria. He ruled in 181–168 BC, being the last Ardiaei ruler. Gentius' principal city was Shkodra. Shkodër or Shkodra is a city in the Republic of Albania.

·REPUBLIKA E SHQIPERISE·
1996
GENTI
MBRETI ILIR

Reverse

Nominal value and two oak branches in the form of a wreath.

50
LEKE

Edge

50 Lekë

4th Republic
KM# 79 Schön# 78
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 5.5 g
Diameter 24.25 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Paris Mint (A)

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