• 50 Dram 2012, KM# 213, Armenia, Regions of Armenia and Yerevan, Ararat
  • 50 Dram 2012, KM# 213, Armenia, Regions of Armenia and Yerevan, Ararat
Description

Ararat is a province (marz) of Armenia with capital in Artashat. Named after Mount Ararat, the province borders Turkey to the west. Two former Armenian capitals are located in this region (Artashat and Dvin) as well as the Khor Virap monastery.

Obverse

Khor Virap monastery on the background of Mount Ararat. The monastery was the residence of Armenian Catholicos. Khor Virap is attributed to the fact that Grigor Lusavorich, who later became Saint Gregory the Illuminator, was initially imprisoned here for 14 years by King Tiridates III of Armenia.

Mount Ararat is a snow-capped and dormant compound volcano in Turkey. Mount Ararat in Judeo-Christian tradition is associated with the "Mountains of Ararat" where, according to the Book of Genesis, Noah's Ark came to rest. It also plays a significant role in Armenian culture and nationalism. The mountain can be seen on the coat of arms of Armenia.

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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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