Tiffibunny Posted June 22, 2005 Report Share Posted June 22, 2005 German silver Weight: 16.54 Diameter: 35.0 ordinary Rim: incised Mintage: 100000 Commemorative coins of 50, 10 and 5 Hryvnias denomination are dedicated to the official introduction of Christianity as the state religion. Volodymyr the Great and his nearest milieu adopted Christianity at the beginning of 988. In Spring that year the kievites were baptized. It initiated the process of baptizing of the whole country. On the coin obverse between two angel figures there is the small State Emblem of Ukraine and inscriptions: on the German silver coin - УКРАЇНА and 5 / ГРИВЕНЬ / 2000, as well as the Mint logo on all coins. On the coin reverse in the foreground there is a cruciform composition depicting Prince Volodymyr-the Baptist on the background of the scene of kievites baptizing and the conventionalized inscription: ХРЕЩЕННЯ РУСІ. Artist and sculptor: Roman Chaikovskiy. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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