18 April 2008
A Terracotta Medallion of Catherine II
Circular, depicting the empress in profile, the border inscribed in Cyrillic 'B.M.'
'Ekaterina.II.Imperat.I.Samoder.Vseros', signed 'J.B. NINI F' under the bust, dated indistinctly
5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam.
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