Peace with Sweden Jetton, 1790.
In silver. Approx. 22 mm diameter. Weight 4.0 g. The obverse shows florals and the motto "Neighborly and Eternal". On the reverse, inscription "Peace with Sweden Signed on 3 August 1790".
In fine to very fine condition. There is moderate wear throughout, but details of the artwork and inscription are relatively well-defined. The inscription is fully legible and most of the details of the artwork are fully discernable, including the beaded edge.
A total of 30000 of these jettons were struck in 1790 at the St. Petersburg Mint. There were reportedly awarded to officials and noblemen invited to the festivities marking the signing of the peace treaty. A nice companion piece to medals of Catherine the Great period, such as the Medal for Bravery in Finnish Waters or the Medal for Peace with Sweden (the latter was awarded only to combatants).
/Mikhail Diakov, "Medals of the Russian Empire, Part 2, 1725-1796", p. 225, fig. 221.6/.
Please note, penny in our photo is for size reference.
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