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

Visit to Paris Mint,
1717

Author

Duvivier Jean

Materials

bronze

Size

59 мм

Provenance

From the Historical Museum, 1963

Inventory №

207874

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

Russian Victories 2009, 61

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