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1 Apsar The Dormition Cathedral of Dranda


Country Abkhazia
Period Republic (1994-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 1 Apsar (1)
Currency Apsar
Composition Brass plated steel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round

Commemorative issue

Series: Temples of Abkhazia


In the upper central part, on the smooth field - the relief picture of the State Emblem of the Republic of Abkhazia, under it - the inscription in Abkhaz “Аҧсны Абанк”(The Bank of Abkhazia). The semicircular inscriptions above the State Emblem indicate the denomination of the coin. In the lower part of the coin, on the matted field and raised small print inscriptions of five lines “Аҧсны Абанк” and the year of mintage "2016".


1 Apsar
The Bank of Abkhazia


In the central part of the coin- the image of the Dormition Cathedral of Dranda, to the left – the picture of the cathedral builder the Byzantine Emperor - Great Justinian, to the right – the picture of the Dranda cross, in the upper central part of the coin - the semicircular inscription in abkhazian «Нанҳәа иазку Дранда-ныха» (The Dormition Cathedral of Dranda). The inscription under the image of the Cathedral indicates the date of the building.


Translation: The Dormition Cathedral of Dranda




According to the Roman historian Procopius of Caesarea, in 551 emperor Justinian I built a temple in these environs, this is believed by some to have been what is now the cathedral in Dranda. In the Georgian Orthodox Catholicate of Abkhazia, Dranda was the seat of a Bishop.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016 ММД 2,000 10.94 Moscow Mint

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