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Historic Architectural Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent in Moscow
Историко-архитектурный ансамбль Новодевичьего монастыря в Москве
Presented by
Central Bank of the Russian Federation
Nominal value
10 000 rubles
Gold 999°
Production quality
Proof-like, laser matting
The artist: А.D. Schablykin, the sculptor: A.N. Bessonov
Saint Petersburg Mint
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse: the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, the semicircular inscription “РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ” (RUSSIAN FEDERATION), framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, the inscription “БАНК РОССИИ” (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin, the year of issue and technical parameters of the coin. The reverse: on the mirror field of the disc the relief image of the Novodevichy Bogoroditse-Smolensky Convent, above it the image of the miniature from the Illustrated Chronicle of Ivan IV which tells the story of the construction of the convent, at the bottom the image of the seal of Vasily III against a background of a floral ornament, along the rim the inscription “НОВОДЕВИЧИЙ МОНАСТЫРЬ В МОСКВЕ” (NOVODEVICHY CONVENT IN MOSCOW).
A brief annotation
Novodevichy Convent is one of the oldest convents of Russia. It was founded in the early 16th century by decree of Grand Duke of Moscow Vasili III to commemorate the return of Smolensk to Russia from under Polish-Lithuanian rule. The unique Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent has remained intact since the end of the 17th century, has never been rebuilt or reconstructed. In 2004 it was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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