Coin Turkmen eublepharis


Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 493 54.8/10 5109-0010


Artist A. V. Baklanov
Sculptor L. S. Kamshilov
Sculptor M. A. Sisa


Country Russia
Period Bank of Russia (1992-1996)
Release date August 9, 1996
Weight 17.44 г .
Diameter 33 мм .
Thickness 2.4 мм .
Release Investment coins
Series Red Book
Denomination 1
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Silver (900)
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed (252 corrugations)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Turkmen eublepharis - a rare species of lizard, living in Iran and Turkmenistan.

Large lizard species that has the body size to 130-140 mm, tail length - 80-90 mm. The head is relatively large, with a clear limitation of the body. The tail is short and rounded. At the base is swelling, which stores fat reserves. It has small scales, interspersed with larger cone-shaped horn knobs. Body color yellowish or ocher, with irregularly shaped spots and speckles of purple-brown or brown, stretched across the body. Walk slowly, on straightened legs. In a moment of danger emits a loud barking sounds. eublepharis kids have a bright color.

Eublepharis is nocturnal, usually in the afternoon hiding in the hollows under stones or rodent holes. It feeds on insects, spiders, scorpions, and sometimes attacks on smaller lizards.

Reproduction: around the middle of summer the female lays 1-3 eggs are oval in shape with a soft shell. The exact period of the emergence of the young is not known. In the winter, probably eublepharis leave in early September.

In view of the very low number of species - known only about 20 finds this lizard Turkmen eublepharis protected in Kopetdag reserve. Included in the Red Book.

Obverse description

Image of two-headed eagle (designed by artist I. Bilibin), inscriptions along the rim - on top: "ОДИН РУБЛЬ 1996 г." at the bottom - "БАНК РОССИИ". At the bottom - indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

Reverse description

Relief image of Turkmen zublefara along the rim - the inscription: "ТУРКМЕНСКИЙ ЭУБЛЕФАР".




Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
LMD, 1996 - 50,000 Unknown