Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bulgaria 10 levs 2011 - Zograf Monastery

New silver commemorative:

"Bulgarian churches and monasteries: Zograf Monastery"

The Saint George the Zograf Monastery or just Zograf Monastery is a Bulgarian Orthodox monastery on Mount Athos (the "Holy Mountain") in Greece. It was founded in the late 9th or early 10th century by three Bulgarians from Ohrid and is regarded as the historical Bulgarian monastery on Mount Athos. It is traditionally inhabited by Bulgarian Orthodox monks.

A picture of the monastery:

(image by Pabitra Saha)
(information taken from the Wikipedia and Bulgarian National Bank)

LINK: Bulgarian National Bank

Material: silver 0.925
Weight: 23.33 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Mintage: 6,000
Edge: plain
Mint: Sofia, Bulgaria
Artist: Ivan Todorov and Todor Todorov

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