Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Corn Man, Nov 24, 2020.
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Its not? What would it be
Definitely Soviet, imperial Russia ended in 1918, this appears to be from the 50s or 60s
nothing about the says "soviet" to me but It has been years since I studied that in depth
I'm having trouble making out the text.
Edit: ok, I think it might say
on the pillar, referring to Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich.
I was blind. But now I see
@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
I asked a few Russian friends of mine to see if they can read the text
Well, not much help. The large letters in the middle of the thing on the reverse is “SERGEI,” so common Russian name...
I'm still voting for Sergei Alexandrovich as the text on the pillar.
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
But can we find if this is a official issue by the government or a private issue
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.
Separate names with a comma.