Russian commemorative coin
Series: Ancient Towns of Russia
Galich, (XIIIth century), Kostroma Region
Par : 10 rubles
Release Date: 01.06.2009
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (SPMD).
|Total weight, g||8.4|
|The edge||300 corrugations and the inscription "ДЕСЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ" (TEN RUBLES) recurring twice and divided by asterisks.|
The town was first chronicled in 1234 as Grad Mersky (i.e., the Town of the Merya). It gradually developed into one of the greatest salt-mining centres of Eastern Europe, eclipsing the Southern town of Halych, from which it takes its name. In the 13th century, the town was ruled by a younger brother of Alexander Nevsky. The 15th and 16th centuries are justly considered the golden age of Galich. At that time the town controlled most of the Russian trade in salt and furs.
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