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Belarus – Ukraine. Spiritual heritage. Irmologion
Беларусь – Украина. Духовное наследие. Ирмологион
Presented by
National Bank of the Republic of Belarus
Nominal value
50 rubles
62,2 g
50 mm
Silver 999°
999 pcs
Production quality
Uncirculated, oxidation, gilding
Svetlana Zaskevich (Republic of Belarus)
Kazakhstan Mint of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: around at the top there are a relief image of the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus and the inscription: "REPUBLIC OF BELARUS". On the left under the inscription is located the year of minting and the standard of alloy, on the right is the nominal value "50 RUBLES". In the center, framed by the gate is an image of an ornamental screen saver and six initials from the irmologion. On both sides of the gate are saints who sing the praises of God according to the irmologion. Behind them, on the background of churches are the faithful, who represent the Orthodox Church. 

Reverse: in the center is the spread of the Barkolabovsky irmologion with the image of the title page. Around the circumference of the coin are ornamental elements based on the title page of the irmologion. At the bottom is the inscription: "BARKALABAYSKI IRMALOY". In the upper part are two angels holding a medallion with the image of the Holy Trinity Church of the Kuteinsky Monastery.
A brief annotation
An outstanding phenomenon of the Belarusian and Ukrainian book and music culture of the New Time was the hymnographic collection of the Orthodox and Greek Catholic Churches, which was called the Irmologion. The compilation consisted of a set of festive church hymns of the liturgical year. The dawn of books of this genre falls on the XVI-XVIII century. Irmologions once belonged to the most widespread monuments of Russian book culture. The coins were issued as part of a joint project of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus and the National Bank of Ukraine.
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