Dmitri Donskoy

Dmitri Donskoy

Dmitri Donskoy

Series: The Millennium of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5115-0006

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Date of issue: 19.03.1996
Denomination: 25 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 155.50
Diameter, mm: 60,00 (0,50)
Thickness, mm: 6,80 (0,50)
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 25 1996 . (25 RUBLES 1996), at the bottom Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA). The letters below indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the mint trademark and the fine metal content.

The reverse: The Grand Duke Dmitri Donskoy with a sword, a monk with a cross and the Grand Duke's sword-bearer holding a horse by the bridle, all standing in a field; in the background - Russian men-at-arms with a gonfalon over them; to the right - the outlines of a monastery. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top - "1000- - " (THE MILLENIUM OF RUSSIA - DMITRI DONSKOY), at the bottom - " 1380 ." (THE BATLE ON THE KULIKOVO PlAIN 1380), separated by two birds to the left, to the right - a sword and a quiver with arrows.

The artist: A.V.Baklanov
The sculptor: A.A.Dolgopolova
St.Petersburg Mint ()
The edge: 252 corrugations

Dmitri Donskoy (1350-1389), the Grand Duke of Moscow (from 1359) and Vladimir (from 1362), led the Russian people's armed struggle against the Tatar-Mongol invaders. On September 8, 1380 he defeated the army of the Tatar khan Mamai on Kulikovo Plane, a field in the upper reaches of the River Don, after which he received the name Donskoy. In his reign Moscow finally established its leadership among Russian lands. Dmitri Donskoy was buried in the Moscow Kremlin's Archangel Cathedral.

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