Large Silver Medal for Zeal, Nicholas I, 1825-1846.
In silver, 50.0 mm wide; weighs 60.8 grams not including the suspension and ribbon. Variation featuring "young" portrait of Emperor Nicholas I (without mustache). There is no signature of the medallist on truncation.
In fine to very fine condition. The eyelet has been replaced (this appears to be a very old repair). There are minor edge knocks and light contact marks for the field and bas- relief, but very little overall wear. The fine details of the emperor's portrait are exceptionally well preserved. The reverse has few minor scratches and dings, but the lettering is largely intact; details are nicely preserved and crisp. Comes on an old, possibly original St. Anne neck ribbon with clasp which shows wear but is still sound and attractive.
/See Diakov "Medals of the Russian Empire" Vol. 4, fig. 451.2/
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