Denga, Russia, 1763

Minted in Russia in 1763, this denga was issued under Catherine II, better known as Catherine the Great. Born Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, she changed her name to Ekaterina (Catherine) upon marrying Peter III on August 21, 1745. She went on to become Russia's longest ruling, female leader ascending the throne in 1762, after Peter III's death, and ruling until 1796.
Obverse text: ESI/I 1763
Obverse image: Wreath and initials of Elizabeth.
Reverse text: Denga
Reverse image: Saint Gregory, the knight on horseback, slaying a dragon.
Object Name
date made
Catherine the Great
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall: .15 cm x 2.2 cm; 1/16 in x 7/8 in
place made
Rossiya: Rossiya
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Coins, Currency and Medals
Russian Coins and Jetons
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Russian Coins and Jetons
The Value of Money
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Willis H. du Pont
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