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Live auction - fwo_438957 - RUSSIA - CATHERINE II Jeton pour le couronnement de Catherine II 1762

RUSSIA - CATHERINE II Jeton pour le couronnement de Catherine II 1762  AU
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 18:15:40
Type : Jeton pour le couronnement de Catherine II
Date: 1762
Quantity minted : -
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,43 g.
Edge : cordonnée
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
L’exemplaire est recouvert d’une patine d’un gris sombre avec à l’avers des reflets brillants
Catalogue references :
WOL608  - Diakov117.8


Obverse legend : (LÉGENDE CYRILLIQUE) .
Obverse description : Couronne impérial au centre sous un oeil de la providence rayonnant.


Reverse legend : (LÉGENDE CYRILLIQUE).
Reverse description : Légende sur sept lignes surmontée de la couronne impériale.
Reverse translation : (Catherine II, impératrice et autocrate de Russie, couronnée à Moscou en l’année 1762).


Ce petit jeton est au module de la pièce de 15 kopecks.

Historical background


(17/07/1762-17/11 / 1796)

Catherine (2/05/1729-17/11/1796) was the largest Czarina after Peter the Great. She succeeded her husband, Peter III, who was deposed in 1762 before being assassinated by the Orloff brothers. His long reign ushered Russia into the "Enlightenment". Amie philosophers Diderot who she bought his library, liberal, it nevertheless reinforced despotism and the nationalization of Russia. She fought against the Turks and showed an opponent of the French Revolution.

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