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125th Birthday of A.N. Skryabin

125th Birthday of A.N. Skryabin

125th Birthday of A.N. Skryabin

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5110-0015

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Date of issue: 27.01.1997
Denomination: 2 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 500/1000
Total weight, G: 7.78
Diameter, mm: 33,00(0,20)
Thickness, mm: 2,40(0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof
Description

The obverse: the two-headed eagle designed by artist I. Bilibin. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top 1997 . (TWO RUBLES 1997), at the bottom Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA). The letters below indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the fine metal content and the mint trademark.

The reverse: the portrait of A.N. Skryabin against a ackground of the lyre from the score cover of the symphonic poem Prometheus and a music extract from it. The inscription at the bottom along the rim: 1872. .. . 1915 (1872. A.N. SKRYABIN. 1915).

The artist: A.A. Kolodkin
The sculptor: V.I. Zaslavski
Moscow Mint ()
The edge: 195 corrugations

Alexander Nikolaevich Skryabin (1872-1915) Russian composer and pianist, professor of the Moscow Conservatory (1898-1903) composed 10 sonatas, poems, preludes, and etudes for the piano. His works Prometheus, The Divine Poem (The Third Symphony), and The Poem of Ecstasy are especially popular. In 1922 the Skryabin museum was founded in Moscow.