Denga, Russia, 1763

Description
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
coin
date made
1763
ruler
Catherine the Great
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .15 cm x 2.2 cm; 1/16 in x 7/8 in
place made
Rossiya: Rossiya
ID Number
NU*NU69995
catalog number
NU69995
accession number
245705
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Russian Coins and Jetons
Coins, Currency and Medals
Exhibition
The Value of Money
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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