Coin Torzhok

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 949 56.2/36 5514-0040

Authors

Artist A. D. Schablykin
Sculptor I. A. Frolov

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date November 17, 2006
Weight 8.4 г .
Diameter 27 мм .
Thickness 2.1 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series The ancient cities of Russia
Denomination 10
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Bi-metal (Ring - brass, disk - Melchior)
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed with the inscription (300 corrugations and two inscriptions "10 РУБЛЕЙ", separated by two asterisks)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Torzhok - an ancient trading city founded by Novgorod merchants at the end of IX early tenth centuries. The fact that the main occupation of the citizens was trade, as evidenced by his name, which gradually alters from "Trading" to "Torzhets" and modern "Torzhok". For the foundation of the town was chosen place at the intersection of water and land trade routes that allowed him to develop quickly. And already in 1139, the year it is mentioned in the annals as the third largest city in the Novgorod.

By the XIII century the town was surrounded by a stone wall, ramparts and deep moats. In 1238, the year the city came near a horde of Mongol-Tatars. Two weeks Torzhok was under siege, its people valiantly defended. The city fell, but the heroism of Russian soldiers stopped the further invasion of the Mongols in the Novgorod principality. During frequent feuds Torzhok often destroyed, but again rebuilt and restored. And in 1478, the year together with Novgorod, he entered the Moscow principality.

Today Torzhok - a historical city, a tourist center on the route "Pushkin ring of the Upper Volga". It has preserved many historical monuments, temples and churches of XVII-XIX centuries. Among them are the Church of the Assumption - a monument of wooden architecture; Boris and Gleb Monastery; Road Palace and much more. The city granted the status of "Urban monument".

Torzhok Russia and gave the world many famous people. Here I was born expressionist painter AG Jawlensky, the priest, the martyr of the Orthodox Church VN Damascus, Russian and Ukrainian biologist and physician AV Starkov.

Modern Torzhok - a cultural center, which operates many museums: Russian History and Ethnography, gold embroidery, Pushkin Museum, Russian life, Puppet Museum, Helicopter Museum and others.

Obverse description

In the center - the designation value of the coin "10 РУБЛЕЙ". Inside of the figure "0" - hidden, visible by turns on changing angle of view of the image numbers "10" and the inscription "РУБ". In the lower part of the disc - the mint trademark. The top of the ring along the rim - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", at the bottom - the date "2006" on the left and the right - stylized twigs of plants going over to the disc.

Reverse description

The image of the city panorama on the bank of the river, above - the coat of arms of the town of Torzhok, along the rim - inscriptions: at the top - "ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ", at the bottom - "ТОРЖОК".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
SPMD, 2006 5,000,000 - Unknown