|Athens 2004 Olympic Games
Equestrian or Horse Riding is a noble sport of great tradition, always reminding us of the unbreakable relation between human beings and horses. These events were developed primary from training horses for war and many reports point to the fact that ancient Greeks used exercises similar to the modern Dressage events, in order to train their horses to move accurately and precisely in the battlefields.
On this composition of the coin, the modern horseman is pictured as he jumps over an obstacle, while in the background the ancient horseman is inspired by a representation on a black-figure vase of the 5th century B.C.
Issue date: September 1, 2003
The coin is delivered in the original box without a certificate of authenticity
Diameter - 40mm
Thickness - N/A
Weight - 34gr