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1 Leu Publius Ovidius Naso

1 Leu (Publius Ovidius Naso) -  obverse 1 Leu (Publius Ovidius Naso) -  reverse

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Features

Country Romania
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2008
Value 1 Leu
1 RON = 0.23 USD
Currency Fourth leu (2005-date)
Composition Copper plated tombac
Weight 25.5 g
Diameter 37 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 289
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

The anniversary of two millennia since latin poet Publius Ovidius Naso was exiled to Tomis.

Obverse

In the center, face value printed on two lines - "LEU 1", below, Romanian coat of arms, all surrounded by a wreath of laurel leaves, bottom, arc inscription "ROMANIA".

Lettering:
LEU 1
ROMANIA

Reverse

In the center, the bust of Ovidius reproduced after his statue from Constance, right, the year "2008", underlined by a garland, top side text "PUBLIUS OVIDIUS NASO" and bottom side text "o A.D. VIII o TOMIS o A.D. XVII o".

Lettering:
PUBLIUS OVIDIUS NASO
o A.D. VIII o TOMIS o A.D. XVII o
2008

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2008  1,000 Proof

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