Embossing is produced on the workpiece consisting of two metals: brass ring, inside which is inserted a copper-Nickel disk. The obverse and reverse sides have a protruding on the circumference of the piping.The obverse of the coin
in the middle of two lines with specified amount (the number "10" underneath the word "РУБЛЕЙ" below is a mark of the Moscow mint
(consists of letters "ММД". Inside the figure "0" alternately when changing the angle of inclination can be seen the number "10" and the word "РУБ" On a circle above the inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" at the bottom the year of issue "2002", on the left a Laurel branch, right to oak.The reverse of the coin
depicts the Derbent fortress mountains in the background, upper left, arms of the city of Derbent, on the right a bunch of grapes. On the yellow ring at the top circumference has a recessed inscription "ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ" the bottom convex inscription "ДЕРБЕНТ"between the two triangular cutouts.
Artist - A. S. Kunats, sculptor - I. Kopytkin. The coin is issued on 27 June 2002.
Derbent is both the southernmost and the oldest city of Russia. Located in the Republic of Dagestan on the Caspian sea and has a nearly 6-year history. In the VI century BC the city is mentioned in the writings of the Greek geographer hecataeus of Miletus.