The National Bank issued a coin in honor of Skovoroda’s 300th anniversary

Starting today, a 20 hryvnia coin dedicated to the Ukrainian philosopher and writer Hryhoriy Skovoroda will be put into circulation.

This is reported press office Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, reports Ukrinform.

“On November 22, the National Bank of Ukraine will circulate a coin dedicated to the outstanding Ukrainian philosopher and writer Hryhoriy Skovoroda. The value of the Garden of Divine Songs coin is 20 hryvnias,” the department notes.

MKIP says that the philosopher’s work is encrypted on the coin. In particular, on the obverse there is a fountain, which is filled with vessels of unequal volume, which refers the viewer to Skovoroda’s graphic drawing “Equality unequal to all…”. At the same time, “trees of paradise” sprout above, forming a garden of divine songs from the author’s collection of the same name.

It is also noted that the reverse symbolically depicts the philosopher himself, playing the flute, and the trappings of his world, in particular an open book. Around – mirror symbolic figures, trying to grab the philosopher, and the inscription in a semicircle – “the world caught me, but did not catch me.”

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It was reported that on December 3, 2022, the birthday of Hryhoriy Skovoroda, ICIP, the State Agency for Art and Art Education, together with the Postmen Communications Office and the National Center “Ukrainian House” will open the national art project “World of Skovoroda”. “.

By Peter Kavinsky

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