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Live auction - fwo_602547 - RUSSIA - NICHOLAS II 15 Roubles 1897 Saint-Petersbourg

RUSSIA - NICHOLAS II 15 Roubles 1897 Saint-Petersbourg AU
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Estimate : 1 000 €
Price : 770 €
Maximum bid : 800 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 19:14:36
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : 15 Roubles
Date: 1897
Mint name / Town : Saint-Petersbourg
Quantity minted : 11900000
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,9 g.
Edge : inscrite en creux
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie présente plusieurs coups sur la tranche et a été légèrement nettoyée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. P


Obverse legend : (LÉGENDE CYRILLIQUE).
Obverse description : Tête nue de Nicolas II à gauche.
Obverse translation : (Par la grâce de Dieu, Nicolas II, empereur et autocrate de toute la Russie).


Reverse legend : (LÉGENDE CYRILLIQUE).
Reverse description : Aigle bicéphale héraldique couronné.
Reverse translation : (15 roubles).

Historical background

RUSSIA - Nicholas II


Nicolas II (18/051868-16/07/1918), the Alexander III and Mary's eldest son, succeeded his father in 1894. Married Alix of Hesse that he has five children, four girls and a boy, he is an autocrat resigned. Dominated by Rasputin to the murder of the latter in 1916, he was left out in the Russo-Japanese war which removes Manchuria. The revolution of 1905 has upset his throne and the establishment of a democratically elected Duma can not prevent the establishment of Bolshevik factions, determined to take power by force. He lets himself be drawn into the war of 1914 by the interplay of alliances and his throne can not resist. He was overthrown in 1917 by the February revolution and murdered the following year with his family.

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