Coins and Medals Department, Pushkin
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Safe Seafaring in Baltics,
1704

Author

Müller/ Miller/ Myller Philipp Heinrich

Materials

tin

Size

45 мм

Provenance

From the collection of Alexander Stakhovich, 1983

Inventory №

251735

Obverse

PETRVS ALEXII FIL. D.G. RVSS. IMP. M. DVX MOSCOVIAE.
Bust of Tsar Peter I facing right (type M1)
Signed: M

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

Russian Victories 2009, 44

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