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Live auction - fwo_429999 - RUSSIA - ALEXANDER II Poltina 1869 Saint-Petersbourg

RUSSIA - ALEXANDER II Poltina 1869 Saint-Petersbourg MS
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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : 2 200 €
Maximum bid : 2 200 €
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 18:42:07
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Poltina
Date: 1869
Mint name / Town : Saint-Petersbourg
Quantity minted : 20000
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 868 ‰
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,42 g.
Edge : cordonnée
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire avec de très légers coups sur le listel. La pièce conserve tout son brillant
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : (LÉGENDE CYRILLIQUE).
Obverse description : Aigle bicéphale couronné timbré d'un écu aux armes de Moscou entouré du collier de l'ordre de Saint-André et des écussons de Kazan, Astrakan et Sibérie sur l'aile gauche et de Pologne, de Tauride et de Finlande sur l'aile droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : (LÉGENDE CYRILLIQUE).
Reverse description : Au centre en trois lignes : POLTINA / 1869.
Reverse translation : (Poltina / 1869 / Saint-Pétersbourg).

Historical background


RUSSIA - ALEXANDER II

(2/03/1855-13/03/1881)

Alexander II Nikolaevich (29/04/1818-13/03/1881), son of Nicolas and Alexandra of Prussia, succeeded his father, ending the Crimean War and signed the Treaty of Paris. Reformer, he emancipated the serfs and try to modernize the country. Autocrat, he crushes the Polish revolt of 1863. Politically, it promotes Panslavism and fight effectively against Turkey in 1876-1878 he crushes. The Treaty of San Stefano and the Congress of Berlin in 1878 marked the comeback of Russia on the international political scene. Russians and Austro-Hungarians now control the Balkans. Alexander II was killed by a bomb shredded near the Mikhailovsky Palace in 1881.

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