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Genoese Fortress in the town of Sudak


Putting into circulation : 30 May 2003
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 proof corrugated 3000 3000

Series: Architectural monuments of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to the Genoese Fortress, a distinguished medieval fortification work of 14th-15th centuries located in Sudak, the former capital of Soldaia Consulate of the Genoese Republic in the Crimea. The fortress majestic ramparts and towers had been under construction for about 100 years and now belong to the most interesting monuments of the world architecture
Retail price, Hryvnas: 938

On the coin obverse there is depicted the fortress lay-out in whose centre against the background of a conventionalized ornament there is an inscription: 10 ГРИВЕНЬ (10 hryvnia. On both sides there are figures of a warrior with an arbalest (on the right) and a wine-grower (on the left); On the right there is the small National Emblem of Ukraine and inscriptions: УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) -above, 2003 (left); beneath there is the designation of the metal, its fineness and its weight in fineness, as well as the logotype of the NBU Mint is depicted
On the coin reverse there is depicted the fortress against whose background (beneath) there is an inscription: 14th-15th centuries, separated by between a heraldic plate the coat of arms of Genoase doge, the Genoese Republic and the Consulate) which decorate one of the fortress towers. On the left of the fortress there is depicted a merchant ship and circular inscriptions: СУДАК (Sudak) -above, left) and ГЕНУЕЗЬКА ФОРТЕЦЯ (Genoese Fortress) - below
Designer: Larysa Koren
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk
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