Hodów [20]


Subject: The Polish Thermopylae
Face value: 20 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 18000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2018-06-05
Issue price: 180 pln
The reverse presents a hussar companion sent to “elears from Okopy”. The image of the hussar in full armour, wearing a leopard pelt, with a wheel lock arquebus and 2 wheel lock pistols (according to the guidelines of Stanisław Jabłonowski, Great Crown Hetman, from 1693, on armour and weaponry of Polish hussars from “trench banners”) has been placed against the background of a rough drawing depicting fortification of Okopy Świętej Trójcy.

Designer: Dominika Karpińska-Kopiec
The obverse of all coins of the “The Polish Thermopylae” series depicts Athena, the Goddess of just war and wisdom.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak

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At the meeting point of cultures – at the meeting point of history
Hodów, a village near Pomoryany, about 80 km from Lviv (in the borderland between Halych Land and Podolia; at the present a village in Ternopil Oblast (province) in Ukraine). It is here that on 11 June 1694 a historical battle took place between a cavalry group of the Polish Crown army and the Tatar troops intending to launch a sabotage raid on the Ruthenian Voivodship.

Thermopylae of the Zahorowski’s “elears” (irregular light cavalry)
Polish forces consisted of cavalry banners from the garrison: Okopy Świętej Trójcy (Holy Trinity Trenches) (at the mouth of the Zbruch River near Kamianets-Podilskyi), among which there were almost 100 ...

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