The Bell-Tower

The Bell-Tower



The Bell-Tower

Series: Architectural Monuments of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5111-0006

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Date of issue: 19.04.1993
Denomination: 3 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39,00 (±0,30)
Thickness, mm: 3,30 (±0,35)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof
Description

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 — «3 РУБЛЯ 1993 г.» (3 RUBLES 1993), at the bottom — "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA).

The reverse: the Bell-Tower "Ivan the Great" and Filaret's Belfry of the Moscow Kremlin, the insicription to the right in two lines - "МОСКВА XVII в." (Moscow XVIIth century). The inscription along the rim: "КОЛОКОЛЬНЯ ИВАНА ВЕЛИКОГО И ЗВОННИЦА." (THE BELL-TOWER "IVAN THE GREAT" AND THE BELLY).

The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: I.S. Komshilov
Leningrad Mint (ЛМД)
The edge: 300 corrugations

The Bell-Tower "Ivan the Great" was built in the Moscow Kremlin in 1508. In the early XVIIth century Tsar Boris Godunov ordered the tower to be raised to 81 metres. In 1624 master B. Ogurtsov built an extension to it, named after Patriarch Filaret, which housed a sacristy.

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