Series: Dionissy

Catalogue Number: 5221-0004

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Date of issue: 16.08.2002
Denomination: 10000 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: gold, 999/1000
Total weight, G: 1000.00
Diameter, mm: 100,00 (0,80)
Thickness, mm: 8,50 (0,40)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof

The obverse: in the centre - the emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, under it - the semicircular inscription " " (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed b circle of dots and inscriptions, above - the denomination: " " (TEN THOUSAND RUBLES), below: to the left - indications of the precious metal, its fineness and the mint trade mark, in the centre the r of issue "2002 ." (2002), to the right - the fine metal content and the ordinal number sign of the coin ___.

The reverse: in the centre - an engraving of the XVIth century with the image of scenes from the ancient Russian mode of life in the frame of the entrance portal of the Church of the St. Virgin Nativity of the St. Ferapont Monastery, above it - the Dionissy's fresco from the middle storey "The St. Mariya's Nativity" with the scenes of the Bathe, Infancy and Caress, to the left and to the right from the portal - St. Michael and St. Gabriel the Archangels, under them - a shroud with decorative circles, the inscription at the bottom - "" (DIONISSY), under it - an ornament composed from stylised flowers.

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: V.I. Markov
Moscow Mint ()
The edge: 360 corrugations

Dionissy the Wise (1440-1502/1503) - a famous ancient Russian painter and an outstanding representative of the Moscow painting school. His iconostasis and wall-painting decorated the Cathedral of the Assumption in the Moscow Kremlin, the Monastery of the Christ' Ascension (Moscow), St. Joseph Volokolamsky, St. Pafnuty monasteries (near Moscow). th Cathedral of the St. Virgin Nativity of the St. Ferapont Monastery situated in the northern part of Russia is well known in the world thanks to the Dionissy's wall - paintings preserved in the cathedral. The cathedral was decorated with wall-paintings by Dionissy and his two sons Vladimir and Feodossy during 34 days from August 6 till September 8, 1502. In 1989 the St. Ferapont Monastery painted by Dionissy's frescos was registered by UNESCO as the monument protected by the State.