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Olympiad, Barcelona, 1992 The javelin throw.

USSR Commemorative Coins

Series : The Games of the XXV Olympiad, Barcelona, 1992
The javelin throw.

Par : 1 ruble

Release Date: 12.12.1991

Mint: Leningrad Mint (LMD)


USSR Commemorative Coins The javelin throw 1 ruble The Games of the XXV Olympiad, Barcelona, 1992
USSR Commemorative Coins The javelin throw 1 ruble The Games of the XXV Olympiad, Barcelona, 1992

Metal, fineness Copper-nickel
Quality Proof-like
Total weight, g 12.8
Thickness, mm 2.3
Diameter, mm 31
The edge The inscription "ОДИН РУБЛЬ ОДИН РУБЛЬ"("one ruble one ruble") separated by two square dots.
Mintage, pcs. 250000

The javelin throw is a track and field athletics throwing event where the object to be thrown is the javelin, a spear approximately 2.5 metres in length. The javelin throw has the greatest connection to warfare of all the Olympic events. During the era between the Mycenaean times and the Roman Empire, the javelin was a commonly used offensive weapon. Being lighter than the spear, the javelin would be thrown rather than thrust and thus allowed long distance attacks against one’s enemy. Athletes, however, used javelins that were much lighter than military ones because the idea of the event was to demonstrate distance rather than penetration. The one major difference between the javelin of the ancient games and the javelin of more modern times is a leather thong, called an ankyle that was wound around the middle of the shaft. Athletes would hold the javelin by the thong and when the javelin released this thong unwound giving the javelin a spiraled flight.

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