Moscow 850 Years. Commemorative Metal Embossed Metal Plate produced for the 850th Anniversary of Moscow. An embossed copper plate with an interlocked ring border and a an image of St. George, the patron Saint of Moscow, slaying the dragon. Surrounding the image is the Russian word for Moscow and 850 years (Москва и 850 лет). 8¾" diameter, Like new. 1 only as shown
Moscow, the city with more than 400 churches, celebrated 850 years in 1997. One of the oldest cities in Russia, it's year of foundation is generally accepted as 1147 when Prince Yuri Dolgorukiy called upon his brother, the Prince of the Novgorod-Severski to "come to me, brother, to Moscow." This is the first record of Moscow in Russian chronicles.