150th Anniversary of the Birth of I.P.Pavlov
in the center — the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two headed eagle designed by I.Bilibin, lower —the semicircular inscription — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA) framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top — «ДВА РУБЛЯ» (TWO RUBLES), at the bottom — «1999», the letters to the left indicate the metal sign and the fineness,to the right — the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.
the portrait of I.P.Pavlov, to the left — the picture of a dog, to the right on a pile of books — an academic head dress and a gown, at the bottom — the picture of a snake winding round a cup.The inscription at the top along the rim: «1849 И.П.ПАВЛОВ 1936» (1849 I.P.PAVLOV 1936).
The artist: A.A.Kolodkin
The sculptor: V.I.Zaslavsky
Moscow Mint (ММД)
The edge:195 corrugations
Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (b.September 14 [September 26 New Style] 1849 — d.February 27, 1936]) — Russian physiologist, creator of the materialist teaching about the higher nervous activity, founder of the biggest modern physiological school, academician of the St.Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1907). He has written classic works on physiology of the blood circulation and digestion (Nobel prize, 1904). Research works of I.P.Pavlov influenced the development of physiology, medicine, psychology. Since 1925 he guided the Institute of Physiology of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR