Coins and Medals Department, Pushkin
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Visit to Paris Mint,
1717

Author

Duvivier Jean

Materials

silver

Weight

104,93 гр

Size

59,5 мм

Provenance

From the collection of Alexander Stakhovich, 1983

Inventory №

251915

Obverse

PETRUS ALEXIEWITZ - TZAR MAG. RUSS. IMP.
Bust of Tsar Peter I facing right
Signed: Du Vivier.F.

Reverse

VIRES ACQUIRIT EUNDO*
Fama with two trumpets flying left, behind landskape with mountains, sea and rising sun
In exergue: LUTET. PARISI. M.D. CC. XVII.

Comments

Verg. Aen. IV, 173 - 177:
Extemplo Libyae magnas it Fama per urbes,
Fama, malum qua non aliud uelocius ullum:
mobilitate uiget uiresque adquirit eundo,
parua metu primo, mox sese attollit in auras
ingrediturque solo et caput inter nubila condit.

Literature

Zavorotnaya 1988 (№ 19); Russian Victories 2009, 59

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