Grand Prince Vladimir I (the great or the saint). AD 980-1015 Vladimir is considered the founder of the Russian state. In 988 he converted the Kievan Rus to Christianity, famously choosing between Catholicism, Islam and Greek Orthodoxy. Typ III (A.I. Rublev V.188.8.131.52.2) The legend is hardly visible on this coin, but it reads: Obv.: VLADIMIR I STOL (Vladimir on the throne) Rev.: A SE EGO SREBRO (and this is his silver) Note: The reverse shows the personal tamga or sign of Vladimir, which is part of modern Ukraine's state emblem. Measurements: 2.98g, 26mm, 12h Type II (A.I. Rublev V.184.108.40.206.4). Measurements: 2.47g, 27mm, 12h Obv.: ...ASRL Rev.: A SE EGISREBRO These coins are based on Byzantine examples. They are very rare, especially in reasonable good condition. Very often these coins are fractured. If anybody here has an example, I would like to see it.