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2800th Anniversary of Yerevan foundation
2800-летие основания г. Ереван
Presented by
Central Bank of Armenia
Nominal value
5000 dram
Silver 925°
Production quality
Proof, partial gilding, different levels of relief.
Vardan Vardanyan
Lithuanian Mint
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: the symbolic images of the modern city of Yerevan – the coat of arms, the city plan and a relief ornament in the form of the “tree of life” at the building of the Yerevan Municipality.

Reverse: a fragment from A. Harutiunyan’s monumental sculpture “King Argishti and the city founders”, which decorates the building of the Erebuni Historical and Archeological Museum-Reserve (Yerevan); the plan of the Erebuni fortress; the cuneiform record of King Argishti – “a stone passport” that confirms the age of the city of Yerevan.

The head of King Argishti A as a founder of the Erebuni fortress (modern Yerevan) is singled out due to application of gilding technology.  
A brief annotation
Yerevan is the 12th capital of historical Armenia.

The territory of Yerevan has been inhabited since the ancient times. In 782 BC, during the flourishing of the Urartian kingdom, King Argishti A founded the Erebuni fortress - Yerevan of our days.

The architectural monuments of different periods, remnants of material culture and bibliographical references testify to the ongoing existence of life in the city. Yerevan had repeatedly been subjected to attacks by foreign invaders, but had resisted and remained standing.

Nowadays, Yerevan is presented to the world as one of the symbols of Armenian statehood and national identity.
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№ 2 (59) 2022
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