This coin is a continuation beautiful series of the Masterpieces of Art.
A numismatic masterpiece, made of 3 oz / 93,3 grams of pure silver 999 with authentic swarovski crystals inlaid in this 55 mm coin, issued by Cook Islands.
Contains 3 oz / 93,3 grams of .999 fine Silver.
Coin embellished with 17 Swarovski crystals
Coin comes in a beautiful black box with a COA.
Strict limited mintage of only 5000 coins.
Obverse: Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, “Cook Islands”, and the legal tender value of 20 Dollars.
Reverse: A very high quality rendition of The Three Bogatyrs – Viktor Vasnetsov
Three Bogatyrs – Viktor Vasnetsov
Bogatyrs – the picture of Victor Vasnetsov. Another common name of the painting – Three heroes. The original author’s name was longer – Bogatyrs Ilya Muromets, Dobrynya N. Alyosha Popovich and take notice … in the field, the enemy is not there, do not offend anyone there ? Vasnetsov worked on the picture is almost twenty years. In April 1898 it was finished, and bought M. Tretyakov for his gallery.The bogatyr (from baghatur, an old Altaic term for a warrior, a military commander, or an epic hero) or vityaz (Russian: , a valiant warrior) was a medieval heroic warrior of Kievan Rus’, akin to Western European knight errant.
An early usage of the word bogatyr was recorded in Sernitskiy’s book “Descriptio veteris et novae Poloniae cum divisione ejusdem veteri et nova,” printed in 1585 in an unknown location, in which he says, “Rossi de heroibus suis, quos Bohatiros id est semideos vocant, aliis persuadere conantur.”
Bylinas prominently feature stories about these heroes, as do several chronicles. Some of bogatyrs are presumed to be historical figures, while others, like giant Sviatogor, are purely fictional and possibly descend from Slavic pagan mythology.
The most famous vityazs’ were the trio of Alyosha Popovich, Dobrynya Nikitich and Ilya Muromets, who served prince Vladimir I of Kiev. Each of them tend to be known for a certain character trait: Alyosha Popovich for his wits, Dobrynya Nikitich for his courage, and Ilya Muromets for his physical and spiritual power and integrity, and for his dedication to the protection of his homeland and people.
The painting depicts three heroes – Ilya Muromets, Dobrynya N., Alyosha Popovich (main heroes of Russian bylinas). Middle to horse Il’ya Muromets, looking away from the palm of one hand bogatyr spear in the other club bulatnaya. On the left side on a white horse Dobrynya N., remove the sword from the sheath. right on horseback color golden Alyosha Popovich, holds a bow with arrows. In comparison with his mighty heroes, and he was thin built, look archly, there will not be able to take power, will take place with acumen. Alyosha Popovich is not only a warrior – he harps on the side. He plays in a short minute to them, pleasing heroes carol. The three heroes are on the broad plain of rolling low hills, in the midst of the yellow grass and small trees of rare. The sky is overcast and disturbing.
Alyosha Popovich (Russian, literally Alexey, son of the priest), alongside Dobrynya Nikitich and Ilya Muromets, is a bogatyr (i.e., a medieval knight-errant). He is the youngest of the 3 main bogatyrs of Kiev Rus.
The three of them are represented together at Vasnetsov’s famous painting Bogatyrs.