Ancient & British Coins, Artefacts, World Coins, Historical Medals and Banknotes (26 November 1997)

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Date of Auction: 26th November 1997

Sold for £25

Estimate: £25 - £30

Visit of Alexander ii of Russia, 1874, bronze medal by Weiner, Corporation of of the City of London Series, bust of king left, reverse Londonia greets standing figure of czar, Peace behind, 77mm (BHM 2981). Almost extremely fine, but harshly cleaned (£25-30)

Footnote

The inscription on the reverse servorvm emancipator liberae civitatis hospes refers to the imperial decree in 1861 which emancipated the serfs.