Russian Coins and Historical Medals (17 September 2019)

Date of Auction: 17th September 2019

Sold for £1,900

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Russia, Catherine the Great (1762-96), Peace with Sweden, 1790, a silver medal by T. Ivanov and P.W. Gass, crowned bust right, б м екатерина ιι ιмперат и самодерж всероссιйс, rev. сосъдственный и въчный, olive branch within wreath, миръ съ швецιею заклю ченъ 3 августа 1790 года in exergue, 66mm, 100.73g (Diakov 221.3 var.). Small flaw on reverse rim, otherwise about extremely fine and toned, very rare £1,500-£2,000


The legend below the bust differs from that described by Diakov; it is dated 1789 instead of 1790