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Monday, December 6, 2010

Denmark to issue new 500-krone note on 15.02.2011

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According to Danmarks Nationalbank, the new 500-krone (US$90) banknote will be issued 15 February 2011. The note measures 155 x 72 mm, and the front depicts Dronning Alexandrines Bro and the back features a bronze pail from Keldby.

Dronning Alexandrines Bro
The bridge Dronning Alexandrines Bro, also called the Møn Bridge, was opened in 1943. The bridge across Ulvsund connects Kalvehave on South Zealand with the island of Møn. Dronning Alexandrines Bro is 746 metres long and has a maximum vertical clearance of 26 metres.

The bronze pail
The bronze pail from Keldby on the island of Møn was unearthed by a plough near Trehøje in the period before 1826. It was probably made in the 4th or early 3rd century BC. Other pails closely resembling this pail have been found in the Thracian area of the Black Sea in Southern Ukraine. Judging by the clearly Greek inspired ornamentation and shape, the pail could have been made in Macedonia or the Greek Black Sea colonies.