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Coin "Right Hand of St. Gregory the Illuminator"

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Name Right Hand of St. Gregory the Illuminator
Presented by Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia
Nominal value 1000 dram
Metal Silver 925°
Weight 25,00 g
Diameter 27,0 x 47,0 mm
Thickness 2,35 mm
Mintage 2500 pcs.
Production quality Proof, gilding, pad-printing
Description of obverse and reverse Obverse:  in the center – the coat of arms of the Republic of Armenia with the nominal value underneath; "REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA" in Armenian and English is inscribed at the bottom and on the right.  Reverse: St. Gregory the Illuminator and his Right Hand, partially pad-printed; at the top – inscriptions "HOLY ETCHMIADZIN" in Armenian and English and the Holy Etchmiadzin’s symbol – the Armenian letter "Է" standing for "essence"; at the bottom – the year of issue in digital and ecclesiastical marking "2014 ՌՆԿԳ"; "RIGHT HAND OF SAINT GREGORY THE ILLUMINATOR" in Armenian and English is inscribed on the left.
A brief annotation In 302 AD, Gregory the Parthian was elected as Catholicos of Christian Armenia and headed the Apostolic See founded by two Apostles - St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew, Armenia’s first illuminators. For leading a righteous life and bearing horrendous torments for the Christian faith, Gregory the Parthian Catholicos of Armenia was canonized during his lifetime by the Armenian people. The title "Illuminator" was given to him in great appreciation of the Pontifical mission, preaching and education. After the death of St. Gregory the Illuminator his relics were buried, while his right hand was taken to Catholicosate and placed in a special reliquary. From 330s on, the Right Hand of St. Gregory the Illuminator has become a symbol of the highest spiritual authority of Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians: "as the seal and guarantee of legitimate and true Pontificate". It has been maintained in the Holy See of Etchmiadzin since 1441. The Right Hand of St. Gregory the Illuminator is one of the main sanctities to bless the Holy Chrism of the Armenian Apostolic Church. St. Gregory the Illuminator is a saint recognized by all traditional Christian Churches. For centuries his venerated relics were spread all over the Christian world. "Right Hand of St. Gregory the Illuminator" is the second coin of the "Treasures of Etchmiadzin" coin series.
Designer Author of the project – RESOURCE Group of Companies
Producer Mayer Mint, Germany

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Сергей Сереженков
Удачное продолжение серии монет выполненных с прекрасным художественным стилем .
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Григорий Малеев
Продолжение серии вполне достойное
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Иван Конышев
Дизайн, тематика - супер! Форма монеты - минус.
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Сергей Сереженков
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Иван Конышев написал:
Дизайн, тематика - супер! Форма монеты - минус.
В отличие от других " слитков - монет " эта особенно выделяется продуманным дизайном и качеством исполнения  
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