|Artist||A. D. Schablykin|
|Sculptor||E. I. Novikova|
|Period||Russian Federation (1997-...)|
|Release date||January 6, 2009|
|Weight||8.4 г .|
|Diameter||27 мм .|
|Thickness||2.1 мм .|
|Series||The ancient cities of Russia|
|Metal||Bi-metal (Ring - brass, disk - Melchior)|
|Edge||Ribbed with the inscription (300 corrugations and two inscriptions "10 РУБЛЕЙ", separated by two asterisks)|
His official history of Azov is a 1067-year. But much earlier in the third century, there were settlements and camps of nomads who succeeded over the centuries each other.
A larger settlement on the banks of the Don and the harbor porpoise came later, during the reign of the Golden Horde, and was named Azak-Tang. The city quickly grew and developed, through it ran the trade routes linking Europe and Asia. The city was a combination of two parts: the Horde - Azak, and European - Tana. It connects two cultures - eastern and western. By the early 14th century Azak Tan has become one of the largest cities in the world, political and administrative center of the Golden Horde. And in 1395, the year during the invasion of Tamerlane, the city was destroyed, plundered and fell into disrepair.
In 1475, the year has begun in the history of the Turkish page Azak-Tana, after troops captured the city of the Ottoman Empire. On the ruins of the former city of magnificent fortress was built, which became the most northern Turkish port, and close access to the Sea of Azov to the Russian Empire.
In the summer of 1637, the year in conjunction with the Don Cossacks Cossacks captured the fortress (in Russia it was called Azov), and tried to bring it under the rule of the Russian tsars. But Russia at that time was at war with Poland and the defense of the fortress by the Turks was not in the plans of the Russian ruler. The Cossacks were not able to keep themselves fortress, and Azov returned to Turkey.
Russia later tried several times to get through to the Sea of Azov, capturing the city. However, it managed to make only in 1739, the year on the results of Russian-Turkish war. Since then, the Azov finally became a Russian city.
In the center - the designation value of the coin "10 РУБЛЕЙ". Inside of the figure "0" - hidden, visible by turns on changing angle of view of the image numbers "10" and the inscription "РУБ". In the lower part of the disc - the mint trademark. The top of the ring along the rim - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", at the bottom - the date "2008" on the left and the right - stylized twigs of plants going over to the disc.
On disk - the architectural panorama of the city, above it - the coat of arms of the city of Azov, on the ring on the rim - inscriptions: at the top - "ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ", at the bottom - "АЗОВ".