Coin Staff-Captain N. A. Durova

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1399 55.3/12 5710-0009

Authors

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

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date October 6, 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

Nadezhda Durova - warrior woman, the first Russian woman to receive the rank of officer. It is a unique figure in the military heroes of 1812

Father Nadenka Durova was a hussar officer Andrei V. Durov. The mother, who dreamed of a son-heir, so disappointed in the appearance of his daughter that did not want to deal with her upbringing. Then bring up the girl's father decided. However, the duty officer did not give him the opportunity to fully engage with his daughter, and gave Hope to raise an old hussar Astakhov.

Mentor strongly attached to the inquisitive and restless pupil. He taught her to ride a horse, use of weapons, and in his spare time telling stories of soldiers and sang war songs. As a retired hussar managed to grow a good soldier. And when the mother finally saw what became of her daughter, she began to teach Hope "girlish" sciences - needlework, music, and later gave in marriage to a government official Chernova. Nadia Durova even gave birth to a son, but the military was stronger than bone.

In 1806, when war broke out in Europe against Napoleon, Nadezhda 23 years. She ran to the war with the "adversary", cutting off the spit. Durov fought in the detachment of Cossacks, under the name of Alexander Sokolov. Heroically fought in the ranks of the Lancers.

Parents are asked to admissions to the Emperor Alexander and the request to find their daughter. And although the trooper spotted damsel, go home she did not. At the request of Durova Emperor allowed her to remain in the army. Hope was given the rank of cornet and surname Aleksandrov (on behalf of the Russian emperor).

In the 1812 campaign, a woman officer participated as an adjutant of Kutuzov. Under Borodino he received a concussion. None of his colleagues, and it never occurred, who actually fought with them side by side. It was only after the victory, coming down, N. A. Durova took up writing his memoirs. Then something unusual about the fate of the Cavalier girls and learned the whole Russia.

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 N. A. Durova in military uniform, from the bottom edge of a broad belt - the inscription: "Н. А. Дурова"

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Circulation

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