The €1 and €2 coins depict a cruciform idol from the Chalcolithic period (3000 BC). This characteristic example of the island's prehistoric art reflects Cyprus's place at the heart of civilisation and antiquity.
Tatiana Soteropoulos and Erik Maell
Rahapaja Oy, Helsinki-Vantaa, Finland.
Mint master mark:
National identifying mark:
Text: 'KYΠPOΣ/KIBRIS'; Greek and Turkish name of Cyprus, both sides of the date stamp.