Theophanes the Greek

Theophanes the Greek

Theophanes the Greek

Series: Theophanes the Greek

Catalogue Number: 5216-0053

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Date of issue: 01.07.2004
Denomination: 50 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: gold, 999/1000
Total weight, G: 7.78
Diameter, mm: 22,60 (-0,15)
Thickness, mm: 1,30 (0,15)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof
Description

The obverse: in the centre the Emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, lower the semicircular inscription " " (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top " " (FIFTY RUBLES), at the bottom the year of issue "2004", the letters to the left indicate the metal sign and the fineness, to the right the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse: in the centre the icon "The Virgin of the Don", the inscriptions to the left and to the right from it depicted from top to bottom: "" "" ( THEOPHANES) (THE GREEK).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The sculptor: A.V. Chernousov.
Moscow Mint ().
The edge: 134 corrugations.

The Theophanes the Greek's icon "The Virgin of the Don" was painted in the late third of the XIVth century for the St. Virgin's Assumption Cathedral in the town of Kolomna that had been erected in commemoration of the Victory of Russian warriors on the Kulikovo Plain. Later on the icon was displaced to the Annunciation Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin. Actually it is kept in the Moscow Tretyakov Gallery.

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