Medals of the Russian Empire. Part 2, 1725-1796Mikhail Diakov, C 2005.
In English and Russian. Large format, 9" x 12.5"; hard cover, 256 pp.
Part 2 of the comprehensive series of catalogues by Mikhail Diakov. More than 450 medals are presented and illustrated in this volume, forming a scholarly examination of award and commemorative medals minted during the reign of Catherine I, Peter II, Anne, Elizabeth I, Peter III, and Catherine the Great. Some of the specimens are shown for the first time in any published literature.
Unprecedented, exhaustive presentation; the photos are accompanied by enormous load of information about each specimen, including group number and name, date, cross-references to well-known catalogues, names of the engravers, diameter, imprints, inscriptions, close-ups of significant medal fragments, as well as other relevant characteristics.
For easier search the author offers an alphabetical index of Russian and Latin legends. Truly revolutionary catalogue outshining any earlier publications on the subject. Will most certainly become the ultimate reference for the dedicated collectors.
Content mint. Binding is tight. Integral silk bookmark. The laminated cover appears shop worn with light scuffs and a few light scratches, otherwise in excellent condition.