Russian Coins and Historical Medals (17 September 2019)

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Date of Auction: 17th September 2019

Sold for £16,000

Estimate: £9,000 - £12,000

Russia, Catherine the Great (1762-96), Count Grigory Grigorievich Orlov, 1771, a silver medal by G.C. and J.G. Waechter, uniformed bust left, графъ григорιй григорιевичъ орловъ римскιя имперιи князь, rev. россιя таковыхъ сыновъ въ себъ имъетъ, Count Orlov on horseback left, view of Moscow in background, за избавленιе москвы отъ язвы въ 1771 году in exergue, 92mm, 307.11g (Diakov 155.1; BDM VI, 339). Fields lightly brushed, otherwise extremely fine and extremely rare £9,000-£12,000