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300-th Anniversary of Sayat-Nova’s Birth
300-летие со дня рождения Саят-Новы
Presented by
Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia
Nominal value
10000 dram
8,6 g
22,00 mm
Gold 900°
1000 pcs.
Production quality
Tigran Chobanyan
Royal Dutch Mint
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: pomegranate as a symbol of the well-known movie “The Color of Pomegranate” dedicated to Sayat-Nova (directed by Sergey Parajanov). On the background - stringed instrument, book, quill, ornamental pattern and year of issue. On the upper left part - nominal value, and along the rim - inscriptions “CENTRAL BANK OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA” in Armenian and English. Reverse: sculptural portrait of Sayat-Nova, ornamental patterns and vertical inscription “300 Sayat-Nova” in Armenian.
A brief annotation
Sayat-Nova (1712-1795) is a prominent Armenian poet and bard with charming voice. Around 200 songs by Sayat-Nova have been preserved with love as the prevailing theme there. He also wrote songs with exhortation touch. As a musician, he sang while playing qamancha, an old string instrument. He was considered a king of bards in Transcaucasia and Iran. The image of Sayat-Nova is portrayed in numerous literary works, music, theater and cinematography.
New issue
№ 3(64) 2023
№ 3(64) 2023
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