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Lithuania
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Karalius Mindaugas

King Mindaugas

ca. 1203 fall 1263
the first known Grand Duke of Lithuania and the only King of Lithuania
(Wikipedia)
Regimantas Midvikis
2003

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Description

Granite statue of King Mindaugas sitting on a throne with royal regalia – a sceptre and an orb – in his hands. The pedestal of the monument is covered with solar calendar symbols marking the most important pagan and Christian holidays.

Inscription(s)

Around the throne:
MYNDOUWE DEI GRA REX LITOWIE MCCLIII LIETUVOS KARALIUS MINDAUGAS
At the base:
1253. LIETUVOS KARALIAUS
VII.6. MINDAUGO KARŪNAVIMAS
(6 July 1253, coronation of the Lithuanian King Mindaugas)

Annotation

Unveiled 6 July 2003, the day of celebration of the 750th anniversary of the crowning of Mindaugas.

Vilnius - Karalius Mindaugas

Sculptor

Information

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Location N 54°41'14" E 25°17'19"

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