Coin Lieutenant general D. V. Davydov


Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1397 55.3/10 5710-0007


Художник аверса A. V. Baklanov
Художник реверса A. D. Schablykin
Sculptor A. I. Molostov


Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date October 14, 2012
Weight 5 г .
Diameter 23 мм .
Thickness 1.8 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series The generals and heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812
Denomination 2
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Nickel Plated Steel
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribber with smooth sections (Corrugations 84, divided into 12 equal portions, alternating with areas 12 smooth)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Lieutenant-General Denis Davydov Vasilevich, at the beginning of the battle for their country in 1812 was 28-year-old colonel Akhtyrsky Hussars. During the military campaign Davydov got the idea to organize a flying squads of guerrillas who have fought in the rear of the enemy, fighting off provisions and fodder, burning bridges. With this idea of a young colonel turned to the commander of the army of Bagration, who agreed on the organization of the group. Led guerrilla Denis Davydov.

At the beginning of guerrilla warfare Russian village men almost defeated the squad, considered French. Simple peasants took hussars of Napoleon's soldiers, because in both armies had similar uniforms, and Russian officers spoke French. After such a tragicomic incident Denis Vasilevich donned Russian peasant clothes and grew a beard.

First, in his squad to take 50 hussars and 80 Cossacks. Then the detachment reached the peasants to fight and escaped from captivity or were repulsed by Russian soldiers. Success martial raids detachment commanded by Davidov Kutuzov forced to believe in the feasibility of a guerrilla war. Volatile partisan detachments received from Russian military commanders all support. Bonaparte also hated Davydova and read a decree which obliged, if caught Davydova, it does not capture, and shot immediately. However, to catch the French heroic guerilla did not succeed.

After a victorious liberation of Russia from the French, the Cossack Ataman Davydov with the army went to overseas trips. His boldness and courage heard the whole of Europe. When Davydov body came to the city, all the people came to watch on the famous guerrilla. For an unprecedented bravery in the capture of Paris DV Davydov was promoted to Major General. A rank of lieutenant-general was conferred to him later, in 1831,

Obverse description

In the center - the denomination of the coin in two lines: "2 РУБЛЯ", below - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", under it - the year of issue "2012", the left and right - the stylized branch plants, right at the edge - the trademark of the coin yard.

Reverse description

Bust relief portrait D. V. Davydov, in military uniform, from the bottom edge of a broad belt - the inscription: "Д. В. ДАВЫДОВ".




Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2012 5,000,000 - Unknown