Russian Icon - Theotokos of Vladimir

Cook Islands 2008 - 5$ - Russian Icon - Theotokos of Vladimir - 25g LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 2.500 of these very special coins have been issued by Coin Invest Trust!
This silver coin is dedicated to Shrines and Icons.
$174.33

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2008
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 5
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 22,2g
Dimensions 30 x 38 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $174.33
Coin Story

The Theotokos of Vladimir is a medieval Byzantine icon of the Virgin and Child that has been in Russia since soon after it was painted. It is one of the most venerated Orthodox icons and a fine and early example of the iconography of the Eleusa type. The Theotokos (Greek for Virgin Mary, literally meaning "Birth-Giver of God") is regarded as the holy protectress of Russia. The icon is displayed in the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow in a former church in the grounds of the museum. Unlike some icons with a special following in religious terms the high artistic quality of the work is universally agreed, and the Vladimirskaya, as Russians call it, is generally accepted as the finest of the few Byzantine icons surviving from its period, and according to the art historian David Talbot Rice "is admitted by all who have seen it to be one of the most outstanding religious paintings of the world"

Reverse Design

The reverse captures the Icon of "Theotokos of Vladimir". The coin comes with a coloured wooden cover, with a hole for the faces of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus. Under the cover, you will find the icon engraved into the coin. The halos are depicted in gold, which offsets them from the rest of the background.

Obverse Design

Each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the denomination of the coin.

Packaging

The Russian Icon - Theotokos of Vladimir coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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