Need help with a imperial Russian Token

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Corn Man, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Corn Man

    Corn Man Well-Known Member

    Ive looked everywhere and I cant find what this is. Heres the story. A friend of mine's mom when she was a little girl in soviet controlled Ukraine back in the 60s was playing out in a garden and found this token. Ive looked everywhere with several coin buddies of mine and cant find out what it is. I would really appreciate some help with this. image0 (2).jpeg image0 (3).jpeg image1 (1).jpeg image1 (2).jpeg
     
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  3. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Well at least we know it’s not imperial Russian.
     
  4. Corn Man

    Corn Man Well-Known Member

    Its not? What would it be
     
  5. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Definitely Soviet, imperial Russia ended in 1918, this appears to be from the 50s or 60s
     
  6. Corn Man

    Corn Man Well-Known Member

    Why would Alexander and Nicolas be on it
     
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  7. serdogthehound

    serdogthehound Well-Known Member

    anyone read Russian? that may be the best way to figure this out even a few words could help a lot in particular the bigger word below the bust

    nothing about the says "soviet" to me but It has been years since I studied that in depth
     
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  8. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Does it say Sergei (Сергей) on the column? Something like that.
    I'm having trouble making out the text.

    Edit: ok, I think it might say
    Сергей Александрович
    on the pillar, referring to Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2020
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  9. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I was blind. But now I see
     
  10. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    @The Eidolon ...thanks for that link. Interesting read. I guess the Romanovs were compelled to remember him with a token/medal after his assassination, but from his bio, it sounds as if he was not a very nice person...imo...Spark
     
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  11. Corn Man

    Corn Man Well-Known Member

    Still no answers on what it is huh. Well I spend around 2 hours researching trying to find out what it is and found nothing so im going to guess this is a hard one
     
  12. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I asked a few Russian friends of mine to see if they can read the text
     
  13. Corn Man

    Corn Man Well-Known Member

    Thanks
     
  14. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Well, not much help. The large letters in the middle of the thing on the reverse is “SERGEI,” so common Russian name...
     
  15. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    I'm still voting for Sergei Alexandrovich as the text on the pillar.
    Сергей Александрович
     
  16. serdogthehound

    serdogthehound Well-Known Member

    It fits. I was looking up neoclassical building in Russia and from 1905-1918 was a major time of neoclassical art and design in Russia
     
  17. Corn Man

    Corn Man Well-Known Member

    So we got the Main guy being shown
    But can we find if this is a official issue by the government or a private issue
     
  18. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    I don't think it's a coin or token. There's too little text for a coin, and even tokens
    usually have a denomination or issuer name. I think it might be closer to a
    commemorative medal. I did a bunch of image searches and didn't see anything
    very close. Hope you have some luck.
     
  19. serdogthehound

    serdogthehound Well-Known Member

    There seems to be alot of writing below the building but from the images and given the damage I can not seem to tell for sure
     
  20. Corn Man

    Corn Man Well-Known Member

    Ill try to get a pic from him
     
  21. Bardolph

    Bardolph Member

    It looks to me as though the top line ends with the figures 39.
     
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