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.

Physical 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.

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

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