Russian Coins and Historical Medals (17 September 2019)

Date of Auction: 17th September 2019

Sold for £180

Estimate: £90 - £120

Russia, Catherine the Great (1762-96), Establishment of the Foundling Hospital, St Petersburg, 1763, a gilt-bronze medal by T. Ivanov and J.G. Waechter, crowned bust right, rev. Faith standing, holding cross, consoling woman holding infant, 51mm (Diakov 123.3; BDM III, 39 and VI, 339). Gilding worn on high points and some scratches, otherwise very fine, scarce £90-£120