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Live auction - fwo_469440 - RUSSIA - CATHERINE II Rouble 1773 Saint-Pétersbourg

RUSSIA - CATHERINE II Rouble 1773 Saint-Pétersbourg AU
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 18:56:55
Type : Rouble
Date: 1773
Mint name / Town : Saint-Pétersbourg
Quantity minted : 2400000
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 750 ‰
Diameter : 37 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 23,76 g.
Edge : cordonnée
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire superbe, parfaitement centré de part et d’autre. La pièce a malheureusement été brossée mais elle garde sa fraîcheur et son coupant
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : (LÉGENDE CYRILLIQUE).
Obverse description : Buste à droite de Catherine II. Dans les cheveux, la couronne impériale entourée d'une couronne de laurier ; au-dessous Cllb.
Obverse translation : (Par la grâce de Dieu, Catherine impératrice et autocrate de toute la Russie).


Reverse legend : (LÉGENDE CYRILLIQUE) 1773.
Reverse description : Aigle bicéphale surmontée de trois couronnes impériales ; dans ses serres le globe et le sceptre ; sur sa poitrine l'écusson aux armes de Moscou (saint Georges à cheval, à droite). Autour de l'écu la grande chaîne de l'Ordre de Saint-André. De part et d'autre de la queue de l'aigle.
Reverse translation : (Monnaie rouble, 1776).

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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