Tamgaly's petroglyphs (gilding)

Date of issue: December 20, 2012

Diameters: 31, 0 x 31, 2 mm

Tamgaly is a petroglyph site in the Semirechye, Kazakhstan. Tamgaly is located 120 km to northwest of Almaty. The majority of the 5000 petroglyphs are in the main canyon, but there are a number in the many side canyons. The petroglyphs are mostly Bronze Age, but in some cases from the Iron Age and the Medieval.

The name Tamgaly in Kazakh and other Turkic languages means "painted or marked place".

Tamgaly became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. (See List of World Heritage Sites in Kazakhstan)

Tamgaly's petroglyphs (gilding)
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Averse: face value of the coin "500 ТЕҢГЕ"; the trademark of Kazakhstan Mint; "Ag 925 24 gr." means metal, standard of coinage and weight; the image of the coat of arms of the Republic of Kazakhstan in a frame of the «sealing wax press»; name of the issuing bank in Kazakh «ҚАЗАҚСТАН ҰЛТТЫҚ БАНКІ» and in English «NATIONAL BANK OF KAZAKHSTAN»; stylized image of stone surface and petroglyphs of archaeological landscape of Tamgaly;"2012" means the year of coinage
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Reverse: the image of «Solar deity» with flower sprouted through a crack in a stone; name of the coin in Kazakh «ТАМҒАЛЫ ПЕТРОГЛИФТЕРІ» and in English «PETROGLYPHS OF TAMGALY». Inscriptions are divided by dots.
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Tamgaly's petroglyphs (gilding)
Tamgaly's petroglyphs (gilding)
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KZ231CM1
Value: 
€60
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5000
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0.925
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24g
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