Description

Boris Fyodorovich Godunov (c. 1551–1605) ruled the Tsardom of Russia as de facto regent from c. 1585 to 1598 and then as the first non-Rurikid tsar from 1598 to 1605. He was descended from the Tatar Prince Chet, who went from the Golden Horde to Russia. After the end of his reign Russia descended into the Time of Troubles.

Boris' life was dramatised by the founder of Russian literature, Alexander Pushkin, in his play Boris Godunov (1831). Modest Mussorgsky based his opera Boris Godunov on Pushkin's play.

Obverse

Depicts a rider with crown, right, with a spear in his hand and a cloak behind. The rider is between letters B (Борис / Boris) and O (Осподарь / Monarch). Letters Mо (Москва / Moscow) below.

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Reverse

Depicts the inscription in 5 lines of text, containing the name and title of the ruler: Царь и Великий Князь Борис Фёдорович Всея Руси (Boris Fedorovich Tsar and Grand Prince of All Russia).

ЦРЬIВЕ
ЛIКIКНSЬ
БОРIСЪθЕ
ДОРОВIЧЬВ
СЕѦРɣСI

Edge -
Characteristics
Production Hammering
Material Silver
Weight 0.68 g
Diameter -
Width -
Height -
Thickness -
Shape oval
Mint
Moscow Mint

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