Friday, July 23, 2010
Cyprus cents (before Euro) (II) ...
5 cents : Head of bull from silver bowl (phiale) with wish-boned handle of 14th century B.C.
10 cents : Modern clay vase of Phini depicting flowers and birds
20 cents : "ΖΗΝΩΝ Ο ΚΙΤΙΕΥΣ", Zeno of Citium (Cypriot philosopher)
20 cents (1983) : bird on olive branch
20 cents (2001) : "ΖΗΝΩΝ Ο ΚΙΤΙΕΥΣ", Zeno of Citium (Cypriot philosopher)
50 cents : in heptagonal shape, shows a composition based on a 4th century B.C Cypriot coin of the Kingdom of Marion depicting the abduction of Europe by Zeus transfigurated into a bull, the inscription "King Timocharis" in Cyprosyllabic.