Belarus – 2011 – 20 Roubles – Horses Serie AKHAL-TEKE HORSE (PROOF)


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Metal: Ag 925
Quality: Proof
Weight: 31.10 g
Diameter: 30 x 45 mm
Mintage: 6000 pcs

Some breeds of horses have a unique influence on the development of horse breeding in the world. One of these races is the horse called Akhal-Teke. Akhal-Teke breed was developed in Asia Minor, at the intersection of trade and military routes of the ancient world. Akhal-Teke is one of the brightest and most ancient riding horse breeds. She had an influence on the formation of such species as the English race horse and Arabic horse. Glory of these beautiful horses extended well beyond the region of origin. Horses were the highest value and exported to China, Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt and other Middle East countries and the Mediterranean. In Greece, the best horses were brought from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, including the Akhal-Teke horses. The ancient Greeks often depicted their horses in various stages on antique vases and ancient carvings. These horses are very similar to modern Akhal-Teke.