27 November 2007
RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1760
Count Nikita Ivanovich Panin (1718-1783), in green uniform with embroidered border and red collar, an ermine cloak over his right arm, powdered wig, wearing the blue moiré sash and breast-star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Andrew
on playing card with three clubs
octagonal, in gilt-metal mount
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A statesman and diplomat, he was sent to Denmark in 1747, to Sweden 1748-60, from 1760-73 governor to the tsarevich Paul Petrovich, from 1763 headed the Foreign College, created count in 1767.
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