12 - 13 October 2009
A gold medal for the All-Russia Industrial and Art Exhibition in Nizhny Novgorod in 1896
Russia, circa 1896
Circular, one side struck with the profile of Nicholas II facing left, with the Russian inscription 'By the Grace of God Nicholas II Emperor and Autocrat of All Russias', the reverse with a cityscape of Nizhny Novgorod depicting Mother Russia attended by male and female figures representing art and industry, with Russian inscription 'All-Russia Industrial and Art Exhibition 1896/Nizhny Novgorod', in a fitted leather case, signed in Cyrillic N. Samokish, B. Risov
1½ in. (3.7 cm.) diameter
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V. P. Smirnov, Opisanie Russkikh Medalei [Description of Russian Medals], St Petersburg, 1908, pp. 568-569, no. 1128.
Founded by Nicholas II and held between 28 May and 1 October 1896 in Nizhny Novgorod, the All-Russia Exhibition was the biggest pre-revolutionary display of the artistic and technical achievments of the Russian Empire.
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