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Theodosius of the Caves

Putting into circulation : 19 April 2016
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
10 silver (Ag 925) 31.1 38,6 special uncirculated smooth with in-depth legends 3000 3000

Series: Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to one of the founders and hegumens of Kyiv Pechersk Monastery, Theodosius of the Caves (year of birth unknown - 1074). Kyiv Pechersk Monastery flourished during his rule - it teemed with people, boasted many churches, and adopted the Studite statute of monastic rules.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 1692

Obverse: above there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the inscription УКРАЇНА/10 ГРИВЕНЬ 2016 (Ukraine/10 hryvnias 2016); there is the conventionalized image of Kyiv hills, a small chapel, and in the foreground there are caves with a monk kneeling in a praying position.
Reverse: against the background of stylized temple with the inscription ФЕОДОСІЙ/ ПЕЧЕРСЬКИЙ/ХІ СТ. (Theodosius/of the Caves/XI c.), there is the iconographic image of Theodosius of the Caves holding a scroll with the following inscription: ГОСПОДИ, / В ІМ`Я/ПРЕСВЯТОЇ / БОГОРОДИЦІ, /МАТЕРІ ТВОЄЇ, / ЗВЕДЕНИЙ БУВ / ХРАМ ЦЕЙ (Dear Lord,/in the name of the/Most Holy/Mother of God,/has this temple/been raised).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko