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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2014, 07:13:34 PM »
Jerónimos Monastery


A famous window in Convent of Christ


Alcobaça Monastery


Oporto Cathedral

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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2014, 02:49:22 PM »
Finland 2 euro 2009. pattern on the front of the Lutheran Cathedral in Porvoo

That church, by the way, was partly destroyed by a fire in 2006. That pattern and much of the interior fortunately remained intact (see the image). The coin design is a combination of that pattern and heraldic fire strikers which in turn refer to the city's coat of arms ...



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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2014, 09:03:31 AM »
Vatican 2 Euro 2004, St. Peter's Basilica


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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2014, 12:28:23 PM »
St. Cyril's Monastery is a medieval monastery in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The monastery contains the famous St. Cyril's Church, an important specimen of Kievan Rus' architecture of the 12th century, and combining elements of the 17th and 19th centuries. However, being largely Ukrainian Baroque on the outside, the church retains its original Kievan Rus' interior.
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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2014, 05:55:14 PM »
Armenia

1. Monastery Khor Virap
2. Monastery Sevan
3. Monastery of Lori

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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2014, 07:04:44 PM »
The Saint Andrew's Church is a major Baroque church located in Kiev. The church was constructed in 1747–1754, to a design by the Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli.
Preaching the Slavs to Christianity was made in Kiev dates from the late 980s, when Vladimir the Great, proceeding to baptize his family and people in Kiev.
Kiev is the second Jerusalem for Christians.
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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2014, 07:54:04 PM »
We happened to drive past. I remembered the coin and we made an unscheduled stop. The church was closed, so we didn't get to see the dome on the coin, but if it hadn't been for the coin we would have missed it altogether.

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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2014, 08:59:12 PM »


1895 AD., Nicholas II, 19th century bronze electrotype copy of a Medal on the Construction of St. Vladimir's Cathedral in Kiev in 1895, by V. Nikonov and M. Skudnov, cf. Diakov 1170.

from wikipedia: Vladimir Sviatoslavich the Great (c. 958 – 15 July 1015, Berestove) was a prince of Novgorod, grand prince of Kiev, and ruler of Kievan Rus' from 980 to 1015.
Christianization of the Kievan Rus': The Primary Chronicle reports that in the year 987, after consultation with his boyars, Vladimir the Great sent envoys to study the religions of the various neighboring nations whose representatives had been urging him to embrace their respective faiths. The result is described by the chronicler Nestor. Of the Muslim Bulgarians of the Volga the envoys reported there is no gladness among them, only sorrow and a great stench. He also reported that Islam was undesirable due to its taboo against alcoholic beverages and pork. Vladimir remarked on the occasion: "Drinking is the joy of all Rus'. We cannot exist without that pleasure."

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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2015, 04:16:45 PM »
Ukraine, 5 grn., 2012.
Eletskii Assumption monastery in Chernigov - one of the earliest and richest monasteries of Kievan Rus. It was built at the turn of XI and XII centuries
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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2015, 11:38:08 AM »
Germany 2 Euro 2015.
Church of St. Paul (Paulskirche) - a church in Frankfurt. It was built from 1789 to 1833 on the site of the demolished in 1786 the medieval church of the Franciscans Barfyusserkirhe, and until 1944 was the main Lutheran church in Frankfurt.


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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2015, 04:57:30 PM »
50 litas coin dedicated to the Tytuvėnai Architectural Ensemble (from the "Historical and Architectural Monuments of Lithuania"series)
The reverse of the coin has as image of the Tytuvėnai Architectural Ensemble. The inscription ARCHITEKTŪRINIS ANSAMBLIS TYTUVĖNAI is arranged in a semicircle.
Tytuvenu Ensemble  were founded in 1614, for Bernardine monks.

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« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2015, 05:07:32 PM »
50 Litas coin to commemorate Vilnius Cathedral (from the "Historical and Architectural Monuments of Lithuania" series )
The reverse of the coin displays the Vilnius Cathedral, which is encircled with the inscription VILNIAUS KATEDRA, ARCHITEKTAS LAURYNAS GUCEVIČIUS 1753-1798 (Vilnius Cathedral, architect Laurynas Gucevičius 1753-1798) Below the cathedral, the year 2003 is displayed.

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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2016, 09:21:30 AM »


Andorra, 2 diners, 1988.  Church of St. Coloma.





Andorra, 5 diners, 1988.  Church of St. Climent de Pal.





Andorra, 10 diners, 1988.  Church of St. Joan de Caselles.

These are all Romanesque churches.  The 1 diner coin features a Romanesque bridge.

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« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2016, 12:01:22 PM »
One of those three, the church of Santa Coloma, is also depicted on Andorran circulation coins. The "mid-range" euro pieces (10, 20, 50 cent) feature that building which, by the way, is a Unesco World Heritage site ...

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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #44 on: November 11, 2017, 09:47:22 PM »


Slovakia, 10 halierov, 1998.   Church bell tower.

Who can find an image of the church shown in this design?