Coin Cavalry general N. N. Rajewski

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1405 55.3/18 5710-0015

Authors

Художник аверса A. V. Baklanov
Художник реверса A. D. Schablykin
Sculptor V. B. Ananyin

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date September 22, 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 Rajewski Nicholas met the Patriotic War of 1812 as the commander of the 7 Corps 2nd Army, which was led by Bagration. By the beginning of Bagration it consisted of 45 thousand. Soldiers, but the whole army was retreating to connect with military forces 1 Army Commander which was Barclay de Tolly.

The French Emperor, in order to prevent the connection Russian forces sent to intercept them in the body of 50 thousand soldiers under the command of his favorite Marshal Davoust. Cavalry Corps of General Rajewski Nicholas 15 thousand. Of units engaged the enemy with soldiers near the village of Davoust Sultanovka. Fight lasted more than 10 hours, Rajewski was wounded, but he continued to lead the attack of its soldiers. As a result, the Russian corps was saved, and the enemy was unable to break through.

During this exhausting battle Bagration's army managed to overcome the Dnieper and join forces with the forces of the 1st Army near Smolensk. Successful reunion Russian saved them from destruction, but resulted in Napoleon's fury, who hoped for a quick victory. Since the glory of General NN Rajewski and his name became widely popular among the Russian soldiers.

Nikolay defended Smolensk, led the defense of the artillery battery on the mound hill in the battle of Borodino. This fight has become a key during the Battle of Borodino and allowed to decide the outcome of the battle. Rajewski was a complex injury, but did not leave the soldiers. Back in Army service after injuries he could only in 1814, participated in the battles for the capture of the capital of France - Paris.

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 N. N. Raevsky in military uniform, from the bottom edge of a broad belt - the inscription: "Н. Н. РАЕВСКИЙ".

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Circulation

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