Krzemionki Opatowskie [2]

Krzemionki Opatowskie

Subject: Monuments of Material Culture in Poland
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 800000 pcs
On the edge: an inscription, NBP, repeated eight times, every second one inverted by 180 degrees, separated by stars
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2012-07-18
Issue price: 2 pln
Centrally a stylised image of an axe head of striped flint. Below, a range of stylised images of mining tools: a reconstructed pick with a striped flint head, an unhafted head of striped flint pick, an antler lever and a stone pick head. Below and to the left, the “orante”: the schematic representation of a praying figure with arms outspread, found in the mining workings. At the top, in a semicircle, the inscription: KRZEMIONKI OPATOWSKIE.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska
An image of the Eagle, established as the state emblem of the Republic of Poland. To either side of the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue: 20-12. Below the Eagle, an inscription: ZŁ 2 ZŁ. Following the rim, the inscription: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA [THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND], preceded and followed by six pearls. The Mint mark, MW, below the Eagle, on the right.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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Krzemionki Opatowskie

The prehistoric flint mine of Krzemionki Opatowskie is one of the most important historic sites in Poland, and without doubt the foremost Neolithic monument in Central Europe. It reveals a high level of technological achievement among the human communities that inhabited the Vistula Basin 5000 years ago, before the discovery of bronze and iron production. The landscape of the basin is altered by the visible traces of Neolithic mining activity.

Krzemionki Opatowskie is located in the north eastern foreland of the Świętokrzyskie Mountains (the Holy Cross Mountains), near the town of Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski. The area’s Jurassic limestone bedrock, hidden under later superficial deposits, contains nodules of striped flint, one of the most beautiful ...

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