Left: Prince Volodymyr’s coin (around 1000 AD), right: modern Ukrainian small coat of arms featuring Volodymyr’s trident. /EuroMaidan Press
Today, August 28, a treasure of 32 silver coins dated to the early Kyivan Rus times is discovered and donated to the local regional history museum in north-Ukrainian Zhytomyr Oblast. The silver coins known as srebreniks or sribnyks were the first coinage minted in medieval Kyiv around the early 1000s A.D. Historians attribute the 32 silver coins to the times of Kyiv princes Volodymyr and Sviatopolk around 1000-1019 A.D.