||100 lei gold 2007 - 90 Years from the Victories of the Romanian Army in the Battles of Mărăști, Mărășești and Oituz||
21 mm diameter, 6.542g, 90% gold, grained edge |
Obverse: ROMANIA, coat of arms of Romania, year 2007, face value 100 LEI, an image of the Mausoleum of Mărășești
|Reverse: Romanian soldiers fighting at Mărăști, year 1917, inscriptions "MARASTI-MARASESTI-OITUZ" and "Pe aici nu se trece!" meaning "Here none shall pass!"|
Issuing date: 29th of October 2007
Mintage: 250 coins
The coin marks 90 years from the victories of the Romanian army in the battles of Mărăști, Mărășești and Oituz. The 100 lei 2007 gold coin pictures above are present on the site through the kind permission of Mr. Radu Lissner.
About the Mausoleum of Mărășești
The Mărășești Mausoleum was built to honor the heroes fallen during the Great Recompletion War. The initiative belonged to the Orthodox Society of Romanian Women. The Mausoleum was built between 1923 and 1924 and after that between 1936 and 1938.
The Mausoleum stands 30 meters high, being topped by a cupola. The frieze with bas-relief at the foot of the cupola is the work of sculptors Ion Jalea and Cornel Medrea.
Inside the mausoleum there is an ossuary comprising the remains of over 5000 soldiers and officers of the Romanian Army. Amid this construction lies the sarcophagus of general Eremia Grigorescu, commander of the 1st Romanian Army in the battle of Mărășești.
The postcad picture above is present on our site through the kind amability on Mr. Adrian Popovici.