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Live auction - fwo_429994 - RUSSIA - ALEXANDER II Rouble 1865 Saint-Petersbourg

RUSSIA - ALEXANDER II Rouble 1865 Saint-Petersbourg MS
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Estimate : 3 000 €
Price : 1 915 €
Maximum bid : 1 965 €
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 18:41:37
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Rouble
Date: 1865
Mint name / Town : Saint-Petersbourg
Quantity minted : 119000
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 868 ‰
Diameter : 36 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 20,74 g.
Edge : inscrite en creux en cyrillique (Argent au titre de 83 1/3 4 zolotniks 41 14/25 dolas)
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie ne présente pas d’usure mais a été nettoyée ce qui lui donne un effet miroir
Catalogue references :


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.
Obverse translation : (Argent au titre de 83 1/3 4 zolotniks 41 14/25 dolas).


Reverse legend : (LÉGENDE CYRILLIQUE).
Reverse description : Au centre en trois lignes : ROUBLE / 1865 “.
Reverse translation : (Rouble / 1865 / Saint-Pétersbourg).


Ce type fut frappé entre 1859 et 1885 sous les règnes d'Alexandre II et d'Alexandre III.

Historical background



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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