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Medal - Millennium of Christianity in Ukraine, 988-1988, Australia, 1988 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16489

Summary:
Polished proof finish silver medal commemorating the Millennium of Christianity in Ukraine, 988 - 1988, Ukrainian Art Enterprises, South Australia,

It depicts the baptism of Volodymyr the Great on the bank of the river Dnieper in 988 AD, and near full-length figures of Volodymyr the Great and his mother the Grand Princess Olha standing facing, both crowned and with halo, each holding a long cross in right hand. Volodymyr was a pagan Ukrainian prince who convered to Christianity. His conversion was politically useful, enabling him to create an alliance with Byzantine emperor Basil II.

The medal is stored in a blue case and has a brief descriptive card.
Description:
A 38 mm diameter polished proof finish silver medal depicting the baptism of Volodymyr the Great on the bank of the river Dnieper in 988 AD, and near full-length figures of Volodymyr the Great and his mother the Grand Princess Olha standing facing, both crowned and with halo, each holding a long cross in right hand. The medal is stored in a blue case and has a brief descriptive card.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ukrainian Art Enterprises, 1988
Acknowledgement:
Donated by Ukrainian Art Enterprises, Adelaide.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 48 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 27.475 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Stored in original blue case with descriptive card

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Tagged with: religions
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Volodymyr the Great, Ruler (956-1015)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: religions
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1988 AD
Obverse Description: Within a wide rim a depiction of the baptism of Volodymyr the Great on the bank of the river Dnieper in 988 AD, around Cyrillic legend and the dates 988 - 1988
Reverse Description: Within wide rim, near full-length figures of Volodymyr the Great and his mother the Grand Princess Olha standing facing, both crowned and with halo, each holding a long cross in right hand; around Cyrillic legend
Edge Description: stamped, STOKES AUSTRALIA 925 MIM 0103
Inscriptions: (obverse) Within a wide rim a depiction of the baptism of Volodymyr the Great on the bank of the river Dnieper in 988 AD, around Cyrillic legend and the dates 988 - 1988
(reverse) Within wide rim, near full-length figures of Volodymyr the Great and his mother the Grand Princess Olha standing facing, both crowned and with halo, each holding a long cross in right hand; around Cyrillic legend.
(edge) Milled
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Ukrainian Art Enterprises, South Australia, Australia
Mint: Stokes (Australasia) Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1988

Named on edge
Artist: M. Goyan - Ukrainian Art Enterprises, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1988

Designed the medal.
Commissioned By: Ukrainian Art Enterprises, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1988
Person Depicted: Volodymyr the Great, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1988

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