Novgorodka

Novgorodka

 

an urban-type settlement and the administrative center of Novgorodka Raion, Kirovograd Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, 13 km from the Kutsovka railroad station on the Znamen-ka-Dolinskaia line. The chief industries are a food combine, a mineral water bottling plant, and a brickworks. The settlement has a forestry and land reclamation substation.


Novgorodka

 

the name of a Muscovite silver coin (den’ga) first minted in the late 15th century and having the weight of a Novgorodian den’ga. After the reform of 1534, the name novgorodka was given to a new silver coin, the silver kopek, which bore the impression of a horseman with a lance (kop’e). The coin contained 0.68 g of silver initially and 0.28 g at the end of the 17th century. The term novgorodka was gradually supplanted by kopeika (kopek).

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