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Andrew Rublyov

Historical series:Andrew Rublyov
Date of Issue
31/05/2007
Catalogue number
5216-0063
Andrew Rublyov
Date of Issue
31/05/2007
Catalogue number
5216-0063
Denomination
50 rubles
Quality
Proof
Metal, fineness
Gold 999/1000
Total weight, g
7.89 (±0.10)
Fine metal content not less than, g
7.78
Diameter, mm
22.60 (-0.15)
Thickness, mm
1.30 (±0.15)
Mintage, pcs
1,500

Obverse

in the centre – the emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, under it – the semicircular inscription «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim – on top: «ПЯТЬДЕСЯТ РУБЛЕЙ» (FIFTY RUBLES), below: to the left – indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre – the year of issue «2007 г.» (2007), to the right – the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

Reverse

in the centre – the image of the angel in the patterned circle, to the left and to the right of it – vertical inscriptions «Андрей» and «Рублев» («Andrew» and «Rublyov»), on top and below – stylized vegetable ornaments.

Authors

The artist: A.V. Baklanov, National Artist of Russia
The sculptors: A.V. Baklanov, M.A. Timofeyeva
Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД)
The edge: 134 corrugations.

The book miniature painting with the image of the angel – the symbol of Matthew the Evangelist – is one of illustrations created by Andrew Rublyev for the Khitrovo-Gospel. Till 1920, the ancient manuscript Khitrovo-Gospel was deposited in the Holy Trinity-Saint Sergius Lavra, nowdays it is stored in the Russian State Library.

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