Trogonterievy elephant (Steppe mammoth)

The steppe mammoth, Mammuthus trogontherii, is an extinct species of Elephantidae, that ranged over most of northern Eurasia during the Middle Pleistocene, 600,000-370,000 years ago.

The steppe mammoth probably evolved in Siberia during the early Pleistocene from Mammuthus meridionalis, which was replaced during the middle Pleistocene about 750,000 - 500,000 years ago. It was the first stage in the evolution of the steppe and tundra elephants and an ancestor of the woolly mammoth of the later glacial periods.

Standing up to 4.70 m (15 ft) tall at the shoulder, it is among the largest proboscideans to have ever lived, along with other species of Eurasian mammoth, North American mammoth and Deinotherium. Its spiral-shaped tusks could be as long as 5.2 metres (17 ft) in old bulls. About 250.000 years ago, the woolly mammoth, which derived in northern Asia from the steppe mammoth, appeared in Europe, and replaced its progenitor completely.

Its skull was shorter than that of the great southern elephant. The males had spiral tusks with a recurved tip, while the females had thinner and only slightly curved tusks. The tusks grew to considerable lengths and the largest one known must have measured about 5 m. on a living animal.
Transnistria 2007 Trogonterievy elephant (Steppe mammoth)
Obverse: 
in the centre of the coin there is an image of the State Emblem of   Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika with the circular inscriptions in Cyrillic "ПРИДНЕСТРОВСКИЙ РЕСПУБЛИКАНСКИЙ БАНК" (Pridnestrivskii Respublikanskii Bank)  in Cyrillic around the image and the indication of the face value of the coin "5 РУБЛЕЙ" (5 RUBLES) at the bottom. The issue year “2007 “ is under the image.
Reverse: 
in the centre of the coin there is an image of the State Emblem of   Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika with the circular inscriptions in Cyrillic "ПРИДНЕСТРОВСКИЙ РЕСПУБЛИКАНСКИЙ БАНК" (Pridnestrivskii Respublikanskii Bank)  in Cyrillic around the image and the indication of the face value of the coin "5 РУБЛЕЙ" (5 RUBLES) at the bottom. The issue year “2007 “ is under the image.
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Catalog ID: 
PMR125CM1
Krause ID: 
KM# 100
Value: 
€80
Mintage: 
500
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Purity: 
0.925
Weight: 
33.85g
Diameter: 
39mm
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