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Commemorative Medal The 100 Years of the Chortkiv Offensive


Putting into circulation : 20 June 2019
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missing nickel silver 35,0 unspecified 10000 10000

Series: Souvenir products
This commemorative medal is dedicated to the offensive operation of the Ukrainian Galician Army – the Chortkiv Offensive – intended to liberate the entire territory of the Western Ukrainian People’s Republic. The battle took place on 7–28 June 1919. The Chortkiv Offensive came at the height of the Ukrainian Wars of Independence of 1917–1921. It testified to the fighting spirit of the Ukrainian people, and set an example of national dignity and bravery for generations to come.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 51

Obverse: at the bottom is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine), below which is Ukraine`s small coat of arms, on either side of which are the years 1919 and 2019; in the middle is a trident shrouded in arrowwood branches (the trident repeats Mykhailo Brynskyi’s design of the order of the Ukrainian Galician Army); the obverse has the circular legend ЗВИТЯГА УКРАЇНСЬКОЇ ГАЛИЦЬКОЇ АРМІЇ (the valor of the Ukrainian Galician Army); to the right of the trident is the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: there is a conventionalized dynamic arrangement inspired by Yulian Kraikovskyi’s painting The Chortkiv Offensive. The painter participated in those events. At the center, against a smooth background is a warrior on horseback. Behind him are the contours of two horsemen; to the right is the semicircular legend ЧОРТКІВСЬКА ОФЕНЗИВА (the Chortkiv Offensive); below is the legend 07 – 28.06.1919 (7–28 June 1919), denoting the dates of the offensive military operation.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk , Anatolii Demianenko
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