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ICON of the Most Holy Theotokos of Barkalabovsk 20 Roubles Belarus 2012 Silver Coin


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ICON of Barkalabovsk 20R Belarus 2012

 

 

 Technical Specifications:


Year Emission                                                                    20 Roubles Belarus 2012

Mintage                                                                                                10.000pcs.
Silver/Weight                                                                             Ag 925/(31,10gram)
Diameter                                                                                                30x45mm.

   SILVER COIN ICON ICON OF THE MOST HOLY BELARUS 20 ROUBLES  2012



Theme Background:The sixth coin from The "Orthodox Wonder-working icons" - series issued by the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus. The Most Holy Theotokos of Barkalabovsk is one of the greatest masterpieces of Belarusian school of icon painting. In the opinion of experts it was created in the late XVI century or in the first half of the XVII century in the central region of Belarus (possibly in Slutsk). It was originally located in the John the Baptist (Ascension) Convent in Barkalabovsk, 8 kilometers north of Bykhov on the right bank of the Dnieper. In 1882 the monastery was burnt, but the miraculous icon was saved from the fire. After 1920 the monastery was closed and the icon was moved to the chapel of Bykhov. In 1953 miracle-working icon was brought to the Trinity Church of Bykhov where is kept up to date.Obverse:Stylised design of a cross, surrounded by traditional ornaments, coat of arms of the Republic of Belarus, inscriptions in Belorussian language "Republic of Belarus", "20 roubles" and "2012", and the hallmark ? "Ag 925".Reverse:Engraved image of the Mother Mary with the Child, gold plating crowns and ornaments on the background. Inscription: "Barkalabovskaya" (in Belorussian).ICON OF THE MOST HOLY Theotokos of Barkalabovskaya;- The coin is included in our original  certificate. Mintage up to 10.000 pieces.




ICON OF THE MOST HOLY 20R BELARUS 2012

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