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200th Anniversary of Establishment of Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy of Kolkata
200-летие основания Армянской филантропической семинарии Калькутты
Presented by
Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia
Nominal value
1000 dram
33,6 g
40 mm
Silver 925°
300 pcs
Production quality
Lusine Lalayan
The Lithuanian Mint
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: fragments of the images of the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy building and the Armenian Holy Church of Nazareth in Kolkata (India).

Reverse: the logo of the Armenian College.

A brief annotation
The Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy (ACPA) was established in 1821 in Kolkata in the vicinity of the Armenian Holy Church of Nazareth, at the initiative of the philanthropists A. Muradkhanian and M. Vardanian from Jugha. Over the years, Galutsian Armenian School and Davidian Girls’ School joined the ACPA, and a boarding faculty unit was set up. A printing house and a library had been functioning in the ACPA, which had the largest collection of Armenian books and manuscripts of the time.

The ACPA’s educational programs are drawn up in such a way that the graduates receive the opportunity to enter educational institutions of India. In the course of 200 years of functioning, the ACPA has educated thousands of Armenian children from Iran, Iraq, Myanmar, India and Armenia.

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