Coins and Medals Department, Pushkin
Отдел Коллекция Проекты Научная работа отдела Библиотека События Партнеры Меценаты

Capture of Dorpat,
July 13 (24), 1704

Author

Müller/ Miller/ Myller Philipp Heinrich

Materials

tin

Size

46 мм

Provenance

From the collection of Alexander Stakhovich, 1983

Inventory №

251737

Obverse

PETRVS ALEXIIFIL. D.G. RVSS. IMP. M. DVXMOSCOVIAE.
Bust of Tsar Peter I facing right (M1)
Signed: M (Muller)

Reverse

ACCIPIT IN MEDIO.OVID.*
Peter I facing left as Warrior leaning on the shield with inscription PORTIS/ HOSTI=/ LIBVS/ EF=/ FRAC/ TIS., accepting a crown from kneeling Goddess of city. The overview of Dorpat's plan is in the background.
In exergue: TORPATVM/ IN FIDEM RECEPT./ 14 IVL. S.V.

Comments

Ovid. Metam. VIII, 652-660:
... erat alveus illic
agineus dura clavo suspensus ab ansa;
is tepidis impletur aquis artusque fovendos
accipit. in medio torus est de mollibus ulvis
impositus lecto sponda pedibusque salignis.

Notes

Plan of fortress on the reverse reproduced engraving by J.Keyser from "Book of Mars"

Literature

Russian Victories 2009, 231

Keywords

PLAN OF THE SIEGE OF DORPAT. JULY 14, 1704.

Print no.4 from the "Book of Mars"

Author

Unknown engraver of the St.Peterburg printing-office

Size

242x396, 210x300

Provenance

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

Inventory №

Гр-6541