• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 88

    A Gold Medal from the Imperial Geographical Society

    RUSSIA, PROBABLY SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

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    A Gold Medal from the Imperial Geographical Society
    Russia, probably second half 19th century
    Circular, one side struck with a map of the Northern Hemisphere, the reverse with Russian inscription 'IMPERIAL RUSSIAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. FOR GOOD WORK.' within a ribbon-tied laurel wreath, in the original silk and velvet lined stamped leather case, marked with the Cyrillic initials 'P.B.'
    1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) diameter
    1.05 oz. (32.8 gr.)


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    The Imperial Russian Geographical Society, currently known as the Russian Geographical Society, was founded on August 6, 1845 in St. Petersburg.