Coin "Peresopnytsia Gospels"

Пересопницкое Евангелие

Name Peresopnytsia Gospels
Presented by National Bank of Ukraine
Nominal value 20 hryvnias
Metal Silver 925°
Thickness 9,5
Mintage 4000
Production quality Uncirculated with greening
Description of obverse and reverse Obverse: above there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the semicircular inscription “НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ” (National Bank of Ukraine); below – the coin face value “ДВАДЦЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ” (twenty hryvnias) and issue year indication “2011” (to the right); against the background of cross-shaped ornamental stripes there is the iconographic conventionalized figure of the Peresopnytsia Gospels maker. Reverse: there are four miniatures of the initial illustrations of each Gospel; between them there are the legends: above – “1556/рік” (1556/year), i.e. the year of work start; below – “1561/рік” (1561/year), i.e. the year of work finish; in the middle there is the conventionalized inscription “ПЕРЕСОПНИЦЬКЕ ЄВАНГЕЛІЄ” (Peresopnytsia Gospels).
A brief annotation The coin is dedicated to the outstanding monument of the spiritual culture and writing of Ukrainian people of the middle of the 16th century, i.e. Peresopnytsia Gospels. The Peresopnytsia Gospels are in matter the four canonical Gospels of the New Testament. The manuscript is the first known example of vernacular Ukrainian language, which survives to this day. In 1561 at the monastery of Holy Virgin (Nativity of the Theotokos) in Peresopnytsia the work upon the Gospels was ended. The text had been translated by Hryhorii, the archimandrite of the Peresopnytsia Monastery, and written by the scribe Mykhailo Vasylovych, a son of an archpriest from Sianik. The Peresopnytsia Gospels are a national relic and the Presidents of Ukraine on the Inauguration Day solemnly swear on them allegiance to the Ukrainian people.
Designer Designers: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Serhii Kharuk
Producer Banknote Printing and Minting Works of the National Bank of Ukraine

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