Węgrów [20]

Węgrów

Subject: The Polish Thermopylae
Face value: 20 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 10000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2020-07-23
Issue price: 190 pln
The reverse of the coin depicts a fragment of the lithograph “The Battle of Węgrów”.

Designer: Grzegorz Pfeifer
The obverse of all the coins of the series “The Polish Thermopylae” features Athena, the goddess of just war and wisdom.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak

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Węgrów

When the uprising broke out in 1863, Węgrów was participating in the nationwide rebellion already on the night of 22/23 January, and it managed to liberate itself on its own. Also, patriotic citizens quickly flocked to Węgrów from the neighbouring areas in Podlasie, from both manor houses and villages. In just a few days were two powerful fighting units, some 2,000 men strong each, formed. One of the groups was commanded by Jan “Sokół” (Falcon) Matliński, the other by Władysław Jabłonowski.

The Russian authorities, particularly in the military, instantly reacted to the uprising in Węgrów with a ferocity that contrasted their initial powerlessness. By the order of the Tsar’s brother, Grand Duke Konstantin, they decided to attack ...

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