Coin "Trоyan Monastery"

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Троянский монастырь

Name Trоyan Monastery
Presented by Bulgarian National Bank
Nominal value 10 levs
Metal Silver 925°
Weight 23,33 g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 3000 pcs.
Production quality Proof, mint state
Description of obverse and reverse The obverse of the coin features on the left: the icon of Virgin Mary with Three Hands kept at the Troyan Monastery; on the right (one below the other): the nominal value "10 ЛЕВА" (10 levs), the BNB logo with the year "1879" on the strip, and (perpendicularly underneath) the year of issue "2014"; the inscription "БЪЛГАРСКА НАРОДНА БАНКА" (Bulgarian National Bank) in semicircle. The reverse features the monastery complex and the inscriptions "ТРОЯНСКИ МАНАСТИР" and "УСПЕНИЕ БОГОРОДИЧНО" (Troyan Monastery and the Assumption of Virgin Mary) in semicircles.
A brief annotation The Troyan Monastery is Bulgaria’s third largest after those in Rila and Bachkovo, and is stauropegic: subordinated directly to the Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. It stands close to the town of Troyan in the comely Balkan Mountain valley of the Cherni Osam. A monastic chronicle of 1835 attributes its institution to 1600, yet its origins most likely go back to the emergence of Troyan in the late 14th and early 15th Centuries at the end of the Second Bulgarian Empire and the early Ottoman period. During the 18th and 19th Centuries, the Monastery was a great centre of learning and letters, with a junior and secondary schools later joined by a monastic academy.  During the 1877–78 War of Liberation, the cloisters housed a field hospital. The Monastery is a notable example of National Revival Period architecture. Its oldest building is the Church of the Sveti Nikola Skete (1812). The main Monastery Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary was built between 1835 and 1837 by the Maystor Konstantin of Peshtera near Kyustendil. In 1865, the Maystor Ivan of Mlechevo near Sevlievo added a five-storey bell tower with a chapel at its foot. Declared a Monument of Culture as long ago as 1927, the Church contains remarkable murals by Zahariy Zograf (1810–1853). For the first time during the National Revival period, he painted the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius, alongside a multitude of Bulgarian and Slavic saints and historical figures. Zahariy painted his self-portrait in a window reveal, as well as that of the Abbot Philoteas. The carved iconostasis made by the Maystor Petar Rezbar of Gabrovo and Maystor Nikola Mateev of Novo Selo near Sevlievo in 1838–1839 is also emblematic of National Revival art. The Church contains the Monastery’s oldest icon: Virgin Mary with Three Hands. The icon was brought to the Monastery in the 17th Century. The Troyan Monastery has a large museum. The cell where Vasil Levski hid is also preserved.
Designer Stefan Ivanov
Producer Bulgarian Mint

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Сергей Сереженков
Хорошее воплощение исторических шедевров  в дизайн монеты .
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Иван Конышев
Аверс четко оформлен! Художественное оформление 5 балов!  Тематика 3 - итог 8 из 10!! Победы такой монете!
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Григорий Малеев
Спасибо болгарским мастерам, то что у меня начинает вырастать интерес к их монетам
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