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Coin "The 800th Anniversary of Toros Roslin’s birth"

800-летие со дня рождения Тороса Рослина

Name The 800th Anniversary of Toros Roslin’s birth
Presented by Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia
Nominal value 10 000 dram
Metal Gold 900°
Thickness 1,75
Mintage 1000
Production quality Proof
Description of obverse and reverse Obverse: fragment from Toros Roslin’s miniature; along the rim - inscriptions “CENTRAL BANK OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA” and “TEN THOUSAND DRAM” in Armenian; on the left side – the year of issue “2011”. Reverse: fragment from Toros Roslin’s miniature; along the rim in the upper and lower semi-cycles - inscriptions “TOROS ROSLIN” in Armenian and English; at the bottom - “800”.
A brief annotation This coin has been issued to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Toros Roslin’s birth. Toros Roslin is a miniaturist and scribe of the second half of the 13th century, one of the outstanding representatives of the Cilician School of Miniature. The seven luxuriously illustrated books bearing Toros Roslin’s signature have been preserved, two of which, “The Gospel of Zeitoun” (1256) and “The Gospel of Malatya” (1268), are kept in Matenadaran - the Yerevan depository of manuscripts. More than two hundred preserved pictures and elegant letter-patterns of Toros Roslin’s manuscripts have enriched the artistic inheritance of the 13th century. As a talented person, scribe, chronologist and incomparable miniaturist Toros Roslin has its own indispensable place in the history of medieval art among the best painters of the East and the West.
Designer Eduard Kurghinyan
Producer Royal Dutch Mint

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