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Death of Emperor Peter I,
January 28, 1725

Author

Gass Johann Baltasar/ Baptist

Materials

bronze

Size

39 мм

Provenance

From the State Museum of Oriental Arts in Moscow, 1951

Inventory №

24232

Obverse

D.G. Peter I, Emperor and All-Russian Autocrator (in Russian)
Bust of Emperor Peter I facing right
Signed: B.Gass [Baltasar Gass]

Reverse

Under the crown 9-line inscription in Russian: Proclaimed as a Tsar/ in 1682, enlarged Russia/ with conquered countries/ established justice, constituted fleet/ and army, introduced/ sciences and art/ ruled during 43 years, lived for 52 years/ and 8 monthes (53)

Notes

Medal no.53 from the series in honour of Russian princes and tsars, 1770s (Schukina 2000 [a], p.64)

Literature

Russian Victories 2009, 102

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