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Commemorative coin

500 years of the first contacts with Timor

Official Journal of the European Union

The design depicts a XVI Century ship, representing the arrival of the Portuguese navigators to the island, and a local house thatched roof top, including the typical wood sculptures, permanent memories of myths and legends. The one depicted on the coin represents the history of the first inhabitants, who arrived by boat from other parts of the Asian continent and the importance of the horse to travel around the steep mountains which cover most of the island. At the top right, the year ‘1515’ and the name of the issuing country ‘PORTUGAL’. At the bottom left, the inscription ‘TIMOR’ and the year ‘2015’. At the bottom, the signature of the artist Fernando Fonseca. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2018, Official Journal of the European Union, 2015/C 93/06

Edge lettering

five coats of arms and seven castles equally spaced.


Fernando Fonseca

Volume of issue

Imprensa Nacional e Casa da Moeda ( Lissabon )
Circulation coins 15.07.2015500.0002,00
Folder BU15.07.201510.0009,84
Folder Proof15.07.201510.00017,47