Coin Gdov

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 965 56.2/45 5514-0050

Authors

Artist A. D. Schablykin
Sculptor A. I. Molostov

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date December 2, 2007
Weight 8.4 г .
Diameter 27 мм .
Thickness 2.1 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series The ancient cities of Russia
Denomination 10
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Bi-metal (Ring - brass, disk - Melchior)
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed with the inscription (300 corrugations and two inscriptions "10 РУБЛЕЙ", separated by two asterisks)
Shape Round

Detailed description

At 125 kilometers from Pskov on the river Gdovka River, where it flows into Lake Peipsi is located historic town of Gdov. Since ancient times, the Livonian Knights raided the Pskov land, and in 1431, the year for the defense by the Peipsi was built fortress.

The local population there is an ancient legend about the founding of their city. In ancient times there was a fishing village. Inhabiting her fishermen and fisherwomen. Men digging and tarred boats, fished, and the women wove the network and waiting for their husbands. It has long been at peace in the Pskov region, the fishermen have already forgotten that it is necessary to go fishing armed. And on that fateful time swords and spears were forgotten at home. Rich drove fishermen catch their wives, but attacked them Livonians, killed all, and took a boat and fish yourself.

Grief has come to the village, but the dead wife and mother of fishermen vowed revenge treacherous knights. In one night, they dug trenches around the hill on which lies the village. Drove to the bottom of ditches sharp stakes, the pit covered fallen trees. Livonian Knights, confident that women will not be able to provide them with resistance, decided to rob the village. Quiet night, they crept up to the walls, but could not stand the severity of deadwood men in armor and fell. All the knights were killed. Thus was born in the north of the Pskov land shield against the Livonian invaders.

Very soon on the site of the village I grew a fortress, which is then turned into a city of Gdov. The city walls were almost completely made of stone and reach in thickness of 3.5 meters and height - 6 meters. Gdovskii fortress survived the siege of the enemy is not one, and only one was conquered by the Swedish king in 1614, the year.

Modern Gdov - a small town with a population of just 4,000 people. From the fortress there were only three dilapidated walls and embankments.

Obverse description

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 "2007" on the left and the right - stylized twigs of plants going over to the disc.

Reverse description

In the center - the cathedral of the Reigning Icon of the Theotokos, the left - the coat of arms of Gdov, along the rim - inscriptions: at the top - "ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ", at the bottom - "ГДОВ".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2007 2,500,000 - Unknown
SPMD, 2007 2,500,000 - Unknown