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Nicholas I

Circular medal of Nicholas I (1796-1855), tsar of Russia. Obverse: Bust of Nicholas I looking to proper right; inscribed in Cyrillic at edge and under bust. Reverse: Crowned woman seated at proper left against a male lion on a plinth, holding a disk in left hand and a wreath with right hand...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed in Cyrillic at edge and under bust "GUBE.FECT.". Reverse: Inscribed in Cyrillic above, on plinth, and below in band.

Provenance

By 1933, James A. Ryan; 1933, gift of James A. Ryan to MFA. (Accession Date: January 5, 1933)

Credit Line

Gift of James A. Ryan

Russian,

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 66 mm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

33.8

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals