Coin General of Infantry P. I. Bagration

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1394 55.3/7 5710-0004

Authors

Художник аверса A. V. Baklanov
Художник реверса A. D. Schablykin
Sculptor F. S. Andronov

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date September 3, 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

General infantry Bagration commanded the second Russian army, located in Grodno, when Bonaparte's troops violated the Russian border.

Impending enemy managed to cut Bagrationovsky army from the main forces. Bagrationovtsy, leading a rearguard battle, were forced to go to a reunion with shelves Barclay de Tolly. After completing a complicated crossing of the Dnieper, the troops of Bagration and Barclay de Tolly was able to connect in Smolensk, after which they were waiting for the great battle of Borodino.

Russian soldier tradition - before the decisive battle dress in clean, wear a dress uniform and decorations, going to fight like the last time - and has been sustained in the battle of Borodino. Exactly Bagration appeared in front of his soldiers. The Battle of Borodino was the most important and the last for him.

The troops under the command of the left flank of Bagration managed to repulse all attacks of the enemy, but the most general of infantry could not be saved: he was seriously injured leg. Amputate the injured leg Pyotr consent is not given, and seventeen days, died because of the complicated by gangrene. Heroic commander was forty-seven years.

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 of P. I. Bagration in military uniform, from the bottom edge of a broad belt - the inscription: "П. И. БАГРАТИОН".

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Circulation

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