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    Sale 5362

    Christie's Interiors

    12 August 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 241

    A RUSSIAN GILT BRASS CROSS

    DATED 1709

    Price Realised  

    A RUSSIAN GILT BRASS CROSS
    DATED 1709
    With engraved cyrilic inscription relating to the battle of Poltava, on a tortoiseshell and ripple moulded base
    17 in. (43 cm.) high overall


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    The battle of Poltava was the decisive victory for Peter I of Russia in the war against Charles XII of Sweden resulting in Russia becoming the supreme power in Northern Europe

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