Cyprus 10 cents 2015 - The Kyrenia ship

Obverse of Cyprus 10 cents 2015 - The Kyrenia ship

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Krause - Mishler KM# 81
Details The coin depicts a Kyrenia ship, a trading vessel which dates back to the fourth century BC and a symbol of Cyprus's seafaring history and its importance as a centre of trade.

The Kyrenia ship is the wreck of a 4th-century BC Greek merchant ship. It was discovered by Greek-Cypriot diving instructor Andreas Cariolou in November 1965 during a storm. Having lost the exact position Cariolou carried out more than 200 dives until he re-discovered the wreck in 1967 close to Kyrenia in Cyprus.
Specifications Diameter - 19.75mm Thickness - 1.93mm Weight - 4.1gr
Composition Nordic gold (89% copper - 5% aluminium - 5% zinc - 1% tin)
Edge Shaped edge with fine scallops (40 scallops)
Comments Designer: Erik Maell and Tatiana Soteropoulos

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