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    Sale 1350

    Magnificent Jewels

    15 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 265

    TWO ANTIQUE ENAMEL STAMP PENDANTS

    Price Realised  

    TWO ANTIQUE ENAMEL STAMP PENDANTS
    One designed as a blue and white enamel stamp and reading in Cyrillic post stamp VII, seven kopejek, the other a red, black and white enamelled letter, reading open letter, warm greetings to my friend, on this side only is the address to be written, mounted in silver, 1.4 and 2.0 cm long, with Odessa control mark, circa 1900, in a fitted red leather case (2)


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    Kopejek was a variant form of the Russian currency Kopeck struck in Tannu Tuva, formely Outer Mongolia. The silver coins bore the motif of a spear-wielding horseman, and when Peter the Great decimalised the system in 1700, 100 Kopek became equivalent to one Rubel.

    Pre-Lot Text

    RARE RUSSIAN JEWELS FROM A PERSONAL COLLECTION (CONTINUED)