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10 hryvnias 2016 Ukraine – Theodosius of the Caves


10 hryvnias special uncirculated coin
with box and sertifikat
silver Ag 925
diameter 38.6
weight 31,1
Mintage 3000 pcs
Date of issue: 2016



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.

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).