Czech 5-ducat 2011 Legend of Chodove /Border Patrollers/ proof

Czech 5-ducat 2011 Legend of Chodove /Border Patrollers/ proof

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Sold out
Date of issue
January 2011
200 pcs
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Czech 5-ducat 2011 Legend of Chodove /Border Patrollers/ proof

Old Bohemian legends accompany each Czech from chidhood. Tales, myths and legends are not backed by historical evidence, but they survived to the present day in folk stories and legends recorded by chroniclers Kosmas, Dalimil and Václav Hájek of Libočany, as well as in Ancient Bohemian Legends written by renowned Czech 19th century writer Alois Jirásek. They tell stories about the oldest period of the Czech history – approximately between 6th and 10th century, up to the period of duke Bořivoj, the first documented Přemyslid ruler.

In early Middle Ages the borders of the Czech kingdom were protected in the south by mountains and deep impenetrable forests. Major trails allowing entrance to the country were protected by patrols – for security purposes and customs levies. Tales about these border patrols probably gave rise to stories about the Chod (or Chodove) People and the Wolf Dogs later on.

A figure of a Chod border guardian with a dog is featured on the left side of the obverse, making room for a sentence from the legend on the right: “Cestu Šumavským hvozdem opatrovali Chodové“ (The passage through the thick Šumava forest was guarded by Chods) and a text in partial circumscription: Pětidukát České republiky.

All reverse sides of the ducat series comprise motifs of five- pointed stars and three emblems of the Czech lands, but their arrangement is different on each of the ducats. The three emblems and the composition of five-pointed stars commemorate the integration of the Czech Republic in the family of European nations.

On the five-ducat the three land emblems spread over the entire field of the medal, complemented by stars around the rim and the year 2011.

Au 999.9/ 15.56 g/ 28 mm/ proof

Limited edition 200 pcs / separately/


Czech mint
Author of the obverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Author of the reverse
Mgr. Petr Horák
Numbered issue
999,9 / 1000
15.56 g
28 mm
Burgundy leather case
Czech Mint