The founding of the city of Kyiv on Banknote

24 Aug 2020  Mon

Kyiv; the largest city and the capital of Ukraine is documented as going back at least 2,000 years. According to legend, Kyiv was founded by three brothers, Kyi, Shchek and Khoryv, and their sister Lybid. Kyiv is named after Kyi, the eldest brother.

A memorial sign in honor of the founding of the city of Kyiv was erected in 1982 to mark the 1,500th anniversary of the city of Kyiv. The monument is located on the Dnieper embankment in Navodnytsky Park, halfway between the Dnipro metro station and the Paton Bridge.

The memorial is made of wrought copper in the form of a flatboat, on which the figures of the legendary founders of Kyiv - brothers Kyi, Shchek, and Khoriv and their sister Lybidi - are installed. The memorial features a variety of banknotes of the Country.

The above-shown banknote is the 200 Karbovantsiv banknote issued in the year 1992. The banknote depicts Founding Viking brothers Kye, Shchek, Khoryv and their sister Lybid on the boat on the obverse and St. Sophia Cathedral of Kyiv on the reverse.

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