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

Founding of St. Petersburg,
May 16, 1703

Author

Müller/ Miller/ Myller Philipp Heinrich

Materials

silver

Weight

41,21 гр

Size

47 мм

Provenance

From the collection of Alexander Stakhovich, 1983

Inventory №

251717

Obverse

PETRVS ALEXII FIL. D.G. RVSS. IMP. M. DVX MOSCOVIAE.
Bust of Tsar Peter I fasing right (type M2)
Signed: M

Reverse

HAEC FORTIA MOENIA CONDIT.
Minerva and Mercury sittig on clouds and holding a medallion with a portrait of Peter I and inscription: СZAR. PET. ALEXII. F. Minerva holds a model of Kronshlot. Below plan of fortress with inscription: St. Petersburg, overlooking a river Neva and city houses behind.
In exergue: PETRIBVRGI PORTVS/ ET NAVALE.

Literature

Zavorotnaya 1988 (№ 23); Shchukina 2006 (№ 16); Russian Victories 2009, 18

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