Russian Coins and Historical Medals (17 September 2019)

Date of Auction: 17th September 2019

Sold for £16,000

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Neutralization of Plague in Odessa, 1837, a gold medal, unsigned, crowned royal cypher, rev. за прекращенιе чумьι въ одессб. 1837. in five lines, 18.88g, 28mm (Diakov 535.1). Contact marks in fields and some edge knocks, otherwise good very fine with traces of mint bloom, very rare; with loop for suspension £3,000-£4,000


This medal was awarded to servicemen and civil officials who fought the plague epidemic in Odessa; 344 were struck in gold and 117 in silver