Baltiyskiy Shipyard 50th Anniversary Jetton, by Dmitry Osipov, 1906.
In silver; measures 30.8 mm in height (incl. eyelet), 25.5 mm in width; weighs 9.3 g not including the connecting link, 9.6 g overall. Plain but very tasteful artwork. On the obverse are the dates "1856-1906", laurel branch and Roman numeral "L". The reverse shows abbreviated name of the factory in stylized Old Slavonic script БСМЗ (which stands for Балтийский Судостроительный и Механический Завод, i.e. Baltic Shipbuilding and Mechanical Plant). The eyelet shows maker mark ДО ("DO", Dmitry Osipov) and the sterling silver hallmark "84" with Cyrillic letters AP ("AR") of the St. Petersburg assay inspector Aleksandr Romanov who occupied the position from 1904-08.
In outstanding, excellent condition. Both sides show practically no wear beside some miniscule contact marks that are practically invisible to the unaided eye; the raised details are perfect and crisp. Beautiful even patina to silver throughout. Includes original connecting link in silver.
Baltiyskiy Shipyard (or Baltic Shipbuilding Plant) is the oldest and still the biggest of all the Russian shipyards. Among the more famous ships it built were the first Russian submarine Delfin, battleship Sevastopol and cruiser Sverdlov. In 1906, its biggest achievement was the launching of the battleship Andrey Pervozvannyi.
Please note, penny in our photo is for size reference.
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