This coin is from the first series issued for the new Republic of Bulgaria and was minted in 1992 only.
In September 2012, Bulgarian archaeologists found a unique lion head stone sculpture in the Womb Cave in Bulgaria. The sculpture dates from the time of the Trojan War, in the second to first century BCE. Bulgaria has been inhabited since the stone age, and has many examples of ancient art.
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