Coins and Medals Department, Pushkin
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Construction of Kronschloss,
1704

Author

Müller/ Miller/ Myller Philipp Heinrich

Materials

silver

Weight

49,72 гр

Size

45 мм

Provenance

From Imperial University of Moscow, 1912

Inventory №

13524

Obverse

PALLAS QVAM CONDIDIT - ARCEM IPSA COLIT. VIRG.*
Depiction of Fort Kronschloss
In exergue: CRON.SCHLOS/ MEDIA HIEME A RVSS.IMPERA./ TORE EXTRVCTА./ MDCCIIII.

Comments

Verg. Ecl. II, 60-62:
Quem fugis, a, demens? Habitarunt di quoque silvas
Dardaniusque Paris. Pallas quas condidit arces
ipsa colat
; nobis placeant ante omnia silvae.

Reverse

HIBERNO TEMPORE NIDIS INCVBAT ALCYONE./ TVM VIA TVTA MARIS/ Ovid. Metam.*
Minerva with spear in her hand and collection of land-surveying instruments at her feet gesturing left to sunrise and sea with ships and the nest with the winter born-bird floating upon waves.
In exergue: MARIS FINNICI/ SECVRITAS
Star below (sign of medallist)

Comments

Ovid. Metam. XI, 745-748:
Perque dies placidos hiberno tempore septem
Incubat Alcyone pendentibus aequore nidis:
Tum via tuta maris: ventos custodit, et arcet
Aeolus egressu.

Literature

Shchukina 2006 (№ 22); Russian Victories 2009, 33

Keywords

KRONSCHLOSS,
1726-1727

Print from the "Book of Mars"

Author

Unknown engraver of the St.Peterburg printing-office

Size

317x350; 259x325

Provenance

Collection of D.A. Rovinsky (St Petersburg), Rumyantsev museum (1898), Pushkin museum (1924)

Inventory №

Гр-6283