Coin St. Michael’s Vydubychi Monastery 10 грн., market price 18.04.2021
Видубицький Свято-Михайлівський монастир
This coin celebrates St. Michael’s Vydubychi Monastery, which was founded by Vsevolod, a son of Yaroslav the Wise, in an area called Vydubychi, which lies on the southern outskirts of Kyiv. According to a chronicle, the area derives its name from the Ukrainian word “видибати” (to surface). In that area, a wooden idol of the pagan god Perun surfaced after being dumped into the Dnipro River near the Old Kyiv Mount when Christianity was declared the official religion of Kyiv Rus. St. Michael’s Church, which was built in the latter quarter of the 11th century, was the monastery’s first masonry church. In the early 12th century, the monastery became one of the places where chronicles were written. The monastery owned many lands with crossing points on the Dnipro River and its tributary – the Lybid River. The monastery played an active role in the political life of Kyiv Rus. Before battle, soldiers usually gathered near St. Michael’s Church. The monastery, which is a national architectural monument, took its modern shape in the late 17th and the early 18th centuries, when several structures were added to it. These included St. George’s Cathedral, one of the best masterpieces of the Ukrainian Baroque style, the monastery refectory, the Church of the Transfiguration of the Savior, and a bell tower.
|16.04.2020||10||silver (Ag 925)||31.1||38||3 000 шт.|
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