• 50 Dram 2012, KM# 222, Armenia, Regions of Armenia and Yerevan, Yerevan
  • 50 Dram 2012, KM# 222, Armenia, Regions of Armenia and Yerevan, Yerevan
Description

Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia, and one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities (the history dates back to the 8th century BC). Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country. It has been the capital since 1918, the thirteenth in the history of Armenia, and the seventh located in or around the Ararat plain.

Obverse

The statue of David of Sassoun in Yerevan by Yervand Kochar (1959) is in the front and Yerevan railway Station is on the background. This statue is one of the most outstanding landmarks in Armenia and a symbol of an Armenian film studio Armenfilm. The film studio was founded on 16 April 1923 as a production unit of the Soviet State Cinema Organisation.

David of Sassoun is the main hero of Armenia's national epic Daredevils of Sassoun, who drove Arab invaders out of Armenia. The Daredevils of Sassoun (also known as after its main hero David of Sassoun) is an Armenian national epic poem recounting David's exploits. As an oral history, it dates from the 8th century, and was first put in written form in 1873 by Garegin Srvandzediants. David of Sassoun is the name of only one of the four acts, but due to the popularity of the character, the entire epic is known to the public as David of Sasun. The epic's full name is Sasna Tsrer (The Daredevils of Sasun).

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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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