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500 Kroner 2011, Denmark

in Krause book Number: 68
Years of issue: 2011
Edition: --
Signatures: Governor: Nils Bernstein, Head of Banking Services: Lars Gerrild Sørensen
Serie: Bridges of Denmark
Specimen of: 2009
Material: Dirt-resistant cotton paper with Anti Soil Treatment
Size (mm): 155 х72
Printer: Banknote Printing Works and The Royal Danish Mint, Copenhagen

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500 Kroner 2011

Description

Watermark:

watermark

One of the Skudelev ships.

The Skuldelev ships is a term used for 5 Viking ships recovered from Peberrenden by Skuldelev, c. 20 km north of Roskilde in Denmark. In 1962, the remains of the ships were excavated over 4 months. The recovered pieces constitute 5 types of ships and have been dated to the XI century. They were allegedly sunk to prevent attacks from the sea.

Information on "Skuldelev 4" is omitted, as the discovery of a fourth ship was found to be a part of Skuldelev 2. The Skuldelev ships, which provide a good source of information about the shipbuilding traditions of the late Viking period, are today exhibited at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde.

Denomination 500.

Among the new security features is a window thread with a moving wave pattern. Another feature is a new, sophisticated hologram that reflects light in different colours. The new banknotes will also have the hidden security thread.

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500 Kroner 2011

500 Kroner 2011 500 Kroner 2011The Queen Alexandrine bridge (Dronning Alexandrines Bro) is a road arch bridge that crosses Ulv Sund between the islands of Zealand and Møn in Denmark.

It was the main road connection between the islands until the Farø Bridges were opened in 1985, which now provide a road link to the western end of Møn.

500 Kroner 2011 500 Kroner 2011The Bridge is 745 meters long and 10.7 meters wide. The central arch span is 127 meters, and the maximum clearance to the sea is 26 meters. Construction commenced 1939 and the bridge was opened on 30 May 1943. It is of steel arched construction, having 10 piers in the sea from which the arches spring.

It is named after Queen Alexandrine, consort of King Christian X of Denmark.

On the western side, the bridge carries crossbars, which carry a single-circuit 50 kV-powerline to Møn island.

Denominations in numerals and in words are at the top, more to the left.

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500 Kroner 2011

The Bronze Bucket from Keldby (Bronzespand fra Keldbi).

Bronzespand fra Keldbi

The Bronze Bucket from Keldby was found in 1826. We do not know exact where, but we do know that it wasplowed up on a hill named Trehøje near Keldby on the island Møn. The bucket may well have served as a burial urn. Other valuable imported bronze vessels - as the Etruscan wine vessel from Tinghøj in Himmerland - ended up as an urn for burnt bones.

The bucket from Keldby was made ​​around 300 BCE. There have been various suggestions as to how it is made. One of the theories is that its origin is in Corinth, near Athens, it may come from the workshops of the Greek colony of Taranto in southern Italy - or perhaps from one of the many Greek colonies on the Black Sea. Some have argued that it is produced by the Etruscans under Greek influence. In all cases it shows the beautifully crafted palmette ornament, which almost forms whirls. These indicate Greek-inspired craftsmanship. The Greek world was great back then, with colonies and cities almost everywhere in the Mediterranean and Black Sea. The name "Keldby-bucket" may sound a bit dry and sad. It is easy to think of a bucket. But it is far more inspiring than its name. We are facing a beautiful Greek bronze vessels, which in the south is used as containers for wine in celebration and drinking. A servant has carried the bucket in the handles, and with ladles wine was poured into drinking pots.

On the right side is the map with places mentioned on the banknote.

Denomination in numeral is in top right corner.

Comments:

I got this note in Copenhagen in September 2012.

The theme of the new banknotes is Danish bridges and the surrounding landscapes, or details from these landscapes. The artist Karin Birgitte Lund has chosen to interpret this theme in two ways: bridges as links between various parts of Denmark and as links between the past and the present. The present is represented by the bridges, the past by five distinctive prehistoric objects found near the bridges.

Put into circulation February 15, 2011.