The 625th Anniversary of the Battle on Kulikovo Field
in the centre – the Emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, lower – the semicircular inscription – «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top – «ТРИ РУБЛЯ» (THREE RUBLES), at the bottom – the year of issue «2005», the letters to the left indicate the metal sign and the fineness, to the right – the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.
in the circle of the central part, on a vertical stripe of the glassy surface – a stylized image of a winged lion and a griffin, in the upper and lower part of the strip – the inscription in four lines: «625 ЛЕТИЕ КУЛИКОВСКОЙ БИТВЫ» (THE 625TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE ON KULIKOVO FIELD). To the left and to the right from the glassy strip, on the matted surface – the images of Russian forces and ofthe Golden Horde ones.
The Artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The Sculptors: E.I. Novikova, A.V. Baklanov.
ST. Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The Edge: 300 Corrugations.
On September 8, 1380 the host of Dmitriy Ivanovich, the Grand Duke of Moscow and Vladimir, gained an absolute victory on Kulikovo Field over the Golden Horde troops led by its ruler Mamay. The Battle on Kulikovo Field was of great significance in the struggle of Russian and other peoples against the Tartar-Mongolian yoke. The dominance of the Golden Horde had been struck heavily on Kulikovo Field, so that it forced its following breakdown. An important consequence of the Battle on Kulikovo Field was the strengthening the role of Moscow by formation of the Russian State.