Moldova Banknote depicts Capriana Monastery

25 May 2022  Wed

Moldova is a landlocked country. Its largest part lies in Bessarabia. Its western border touches the Prut River. It is bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south. Chisinau is the capital city. It has a continental climate. It is split between the East European Plain and the Pontic–Caspian steppe of the Circumboreal Region within the Boreal Kingdom.

An adjoined Leu banknote of Moldova features one of the oldest monasteries called Capriana. The obverse has a portrait of Prince Stephen III. The banknote has inscriptions from the popular Romanian pastoral ballad, “Pe-un picture de plai, Pe-o gur? de rai” which means “Near a low foothill, at Heaven’s doorsill”.

The term ‘Leu’ means "lion", and is derived from the Romanian word. The Moldovan leu is subdivided into 100 bani.

Image Courtesy: Mintage World

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