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The Spaso-Eleasarovsky Monastery, Pskov Region
Спасо-Елеазаровский монастырь,  Псковская область
Presented by
Moscow Mint of Goznak (Russia)
Nominal value
25 rubles
Weight
169,00 g
Diameter
60,00 mm
Weight
169,00 g
Mintage
1500 pcs.
Production quality
Proof
Designer
The artist – A.A. Brynza The sculptor – A.D. Schablykin
Producer
Moscow Mint of Goznak (Russia)
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse: in the centre – the emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, under it – the semicircular inscription “БАНК РОССИИ” (BANK OF RUSSIA) framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim – on top: “ДВАДЦАТЬ ПЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ” (TWENTY FIVE RUBLES), below: to the left – indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre – the year of issue “2014 г.” (2014), to the right – the fine metal content and the mint trade mark. The reverse: on the lower part of the disc – an opened book with the text, in front of it – the relief images of a candle and a goose-quill, in the centre of the disc on a mirror field – the relief images of the Three Prelates Cathedral and cupolas of other temples of the Spaso-Eleasarovsky Monastery, along the rim – inscriptions, above: “СПАСО-ЕЛЕАЗАРОВСКИЙ МОНАСТЫРЬ” (SPASO-ELEASAROVSKY MONASTERY), below: “ПСКОВСКАЯ ОБЛАСТЬ” (PSKOV REGION).
A brief annotation
The Spaso-Eleasarovsky Monastery was founded by the St. Euphrosyne in 1425 about 25 kilometers north of Pskov. The monastery was named “Eleazarovsky” in memory of its founder, who took the monastic name of Eleazar. The main cathedral of the monastery – The Three Holy Fathers Cathedral, was built probably in the XVI century. It is triapsidal, four-pillared, with one dome, has a chapel of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the beginning of the XX century and a new chapel of the Holy Martyr Elizabeth, arranged in 2000 in the basement. There is a bell-tower built out to the Cathedral which has indistinctive type of architecture for that period. On that time it was typical for Pskov churches to have a belfry above the porches. The bell tower of the Cathedral is of a hexagon shape and has wide openings for the bells.
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