Russian Coins and Historical Medals (17 September 2019)

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Date of Auction: 17th September 2019

Sold for £4,000

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,600

Russia, Catherine the Great (1762-96), Battle of Chesme, 1770, a silver medal by T. Ivanov and S. Yudin, crowned bust right, б м екатерина ιι ιмперат и самодерж всеросс, rev. былъ, four Russian ships in foreground, Turkish ships in flames in background, чесме 1770 года ιюля 24 д in exergue, 39mm, 24.50g (Diakov 147.1; Bit. M1300). Traces of gilding and some metal flaws, otherwise very fine, rare; with loop and ring for suspension £2,000-£2,600