550 years of finding the miraculous Zhirovichi Icon of the Mother of God
National Bank of the Republic of Belarus
Proof, selective oxidation and selective gilding
Svetlana Nekrasova (Republic of Belarus)
Kazakhstan Mint of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Description of obverse and reverse
: at the top is a relief image of the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus; in the center there is an image of the Zhirovichi monastery complex; around there are the inscriptions: at the top – "REPUBLIC OF BELARUS"; at the bottom- "100 RUBLES", the year of minting and the standard of alloy.
Reverse: in the center there is a relief image of the honored copy of the Zhirovichi Icon of the Mother of God; around there is the inscription: "550 ГАДОЎ ЗДАБЫЦЦЯ ЦУДАТВОРНАЙ ЖЫРОВІЦКАЙ ІКОНЫ БОЖАЙ МАЦІ".
A brief annotation
In 2020 are commemoration of the 550th anniversary of the discovery of the miraculous Zhirovichi Icon of the Mother of God and the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Holy Dormition Zhirovichi Stavropol Monastery. The Zhirovichi icon is widely known as a miraculous image and as a unique artistic, historical and cultural phenomenon, revered by Orthodox believers and Catholics.