Russian February Revolution Jetton, March - November 1917.
In brass ("light bronze"), 26.2 mm wide. The obverse shows a
female figure representing Russia holding a flag with the
date "March 1st" and shield showing the year of 1917. The
lady is in finer detail and more pronounced relief than some
of the similar contemporary jetons of the same general
design. There is an inscription "Free Russia" in the upper
part. The reverse has rising sun and motto "Freedom,
Equality and Fraternity" - a refrain borrowed from the
In excellent condition, far better than average for jettons
of the Provisional Government period. The raised details are
extremely well defined and crisp, show practically no wear.
There are only a few tiny blemishes; the toning is nice and
even overall. The edge is free of bumps, dents or any other
significant wear. A very attractive example.
There are several known versions of this "Liberty" jetton
slightly varying in details. The version with the specific
date on the flag is quite uncommon. It may indicate that the
Jetton is from Moscow, to which rebellion had spread by 1
March 1917 (or 14 March according to modern Gregorian