12 Polupoltina, Anna

Description
This half polupoltina was minted in 1730 during the reign of Anna Ivanova, who took the throne after Peter II's death in 1730. Anna ruled Russia from 1730-1740, during which time she extolled humiliation and suffering upon her enemies as well as her subjects.
Obverse text: Anna the Empress and Autocrat of all Russia
Obverse image: Portrait of Anna.
Reverse text: Half poltina / 1730
Reverse image: Center the Russian coat-of-arms, a two-headed eagle wearing a shield with a mounted figure of Saint George. Imperial crowns on each eagle head stands for the unity and sovereignty of Russia, the orb and scepter grasped in the eagle's toes are traditional heraldic symbols.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1730
ruler
Anna
place made
Rossiya: Rossiya
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 25.5 mm; 1 in
ID Number
NU*NU62860
catalog number
NU62860
accession number
228217
Credit Line
duPont Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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