5 Hryven The Snake


Country Ukraine
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 5 Hryven
5 UAH = 0.18 USD
Currency Hryvnia (1996-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 16.94 g
Diameter 33 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 113058
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Commemorative issue

Fauna in Cultural Monuments of Ukraine


Above are Ukraine's small coat of arms, the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine), the coin issue year 2017 and the coin face value 5/ ГРИВЕНЬ (5/hryvnias); in the center is a gilt ring in the shape of a snake (second-third centuries AD) found in the ancient town of Tyras (the modern town of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi), to the right of which is a double-sided medallion, which was worn on the neck (12th century AD). Such medallions were very popular in Kyiv Rus. They were used as protective amulets, featuring a Christian motif on one side and the Medusa`s head on the other side.


Engravers: Volodymyr Demianenko, Anatolii Demianenko


There is an image of a snake against the background of Trypillian ceramics in the shape of snakes. Beneath the ceramics is the vertical legend ЗМІЯ (snake).

Lettering: ЗМІЯ

Engravers: Volodymyr Demianenko, Anatolii Demianenko


Smooth with in-depth legends


This coin celebrates the snake and its representations in cultural monuments from various times. The tribes and peoples that inhabited Ukrainian lands for thousands of years have created countless works of art. Priceless cultural monuments from various periods in history tells us how ancient people learned to work with natural materials, and to make them powerful by using symbols - representations of birds, animals, people and ornaments, etc. The image of the snake plays a prominent role in the ornaments of Trypillian ceramics. In Trypillian culture, snakes were seen as benevolent, and the protectors of domestic property.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017  4 000 29.68 Special Uncirculated

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