Alexander the Nevsky

Alexander the Nevsky

Alexander the Nevsky

Series: The Millennium of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5318-0009

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Date of issue: 28.12.1995
Denomination: 150 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: platinum, 999/1000
Total weight, G: 15.50
Diameter, mm: 28,6 (-0,25)
Thickness, mm: 1,50 (0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof

The obverse: in the center the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two-headed eagle designed by I.Bilibin), the letters under it indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the mint trademark and the fine metal content. The inscriptions along the rim framed by a circle of dots: at the top 150 1995 . (150 RUBLES 1995), at the bottom Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA) ,

The reverse: four Russian warriors fighting against a Swedish knight, the inscriptions along the rim: at the top - 1000- * " (THE MILLENIUM OF RUSSIA * ALEXANDER THE NEVSKY), at the bottom - " + 1240 ." (THE BATTLE ON THE RIVER NEVA + 1240).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: I.S. Komshilov
St. Petersburg Mint ()
The edge: 240 corrugations

Alexander the Nevsky (1220-1263), a Novgorod prince, was an outstanding Russian military commander, statesman, political leader and diplomat. He was born in Pereslavl-Zelessky and all his wide-ranging activities are linked with one of the most difficult periods of Russian history. The north-eastern and southern part of Russia languished under the Tatar-Mongol yoke, while the north-west of Russia was attacked by the German and Swedish knights. Alexander the Nevsky led the struggle against the foreign invaders and his troops defeated the Swedish army on the River Neva in 1240 and the German knights on Lake Chudskoye in 1242. In 1252 he became the Grand Duke of Vladimir. Alexander the Nevsky died on November 15, 1263, in Gorodets, a town on the Volga. He was canonised by the Russian Orthodox Church.