Coin Cavalry General M. I. Platov

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1406 55.3/19 5710-0016

Authors

Художник аверса A. V. Baklanov
Художник реверса A. D. Schablykin
Sculptor A. N. Bessonov

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date September 15, 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

Noble Cossack Cavalry General Matvei Platov was a respected chieftain Grand Don Army. At the beginning of fighting the War of 1812 general of cavalry was about 60. Under Platov team stayed all Cossack regiments, which consisted in a volatile housing the second Russian army. The compounds that were under his authority, made up the rear guard of the second army and defend the flanks, restrained Napoleon's attack, trying to avoid enemy attack.

The Cossacks held guerrilla tactics rapidly bumping into enemy convoys, destroying the French rear. We act decisively and quickly. In the course of the battle of Borodino Platovskaya shelves made their way into the enemy's rear, looting French convoys and causing panic in the enemy troops. The French thought that the cavalry Uvarov and Platov MI - is the main Russian connection. Frightened, Napoleonic soldiers stopped the attack. This respite allowed to Field Marshal Kutuzov enter into battle artillery reserves and fresh forces.

Successfully pursuing the retreating Bonaparte, Cossacks Platov managed to seize more than one thousand and several hundred French gun barrels. In one of the combat sorties the Cossacks almost captured Napoleon himself. Fascinated by the battle and trophies, the Cossacks simply did not recognize one of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's French troops. Two French squadrons managed to come in time to rescue their Emperor.

Bravely and nice with Matvei Cossacks fought under Maloyaroslavets and Vyazma, the Red, Gzhatsk and Gorodnya, the Berezina. He took an active part in foreign military campaigns of Russian during 1813 - 14 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 M. I. Platov in military uniform, from the bottom edge of a broad belt - the inscription: "М. И. ПЛАТОВ".

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Circulation

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