• 50 Dram 2012, KM# 214, Armenia, Regions of Armenia and Yerevan, Armavir
  • 50 Dram 2012, KM# 214, Armenia, Regions of Armenia and Yerevan, Armavir
Description

Armavir is a province (marz) in the western part of Armenia. Its capital is Armavir, and the largest city is Vagharshapat. It is located in the Ararat valley, between Mount Ararat and Mount Aragats, and shares a 45-mile border with Turkey to the south and west.

The province is home to the spiritual centre of the Armenian nation; the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin of the Armenian Apostolic Church. It is the seat of the Catholicos of All Armenians.

Obverse

The center of coin depicts the Sardarapat Monument.

Sardarapat Memorial is a memorial complex to the Battle of Sardarapat located in the village of Araks, in the Armavir Province of Armenia, 11 kilometers southwest of Armavir town. In 1968 during the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Sardarapat that took place on May 22–26, 1918 a memorial park was laid out on the spot of the battlefield.

The entrance is flanked by huge winged oxen made of red tufa. A flight of steps leads to a square from which a 26-metre-high bell tower rises. The beautiful trellis structure with its twelve bells can be seen from afar. The bells ring every year on the day of the historic victory. The monument is guarded by massive ancient style Armenian-winged lions, and is flanked by a memorial garden for Karabakh (Arstakh) martyrs.

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Reverse

Denomination.

50
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Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Brass Plated Steel
Weight 3.5 g
Diameter 21.5 mm
Thickness 1.43 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Mint of Finland

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