Ruble, Nicholas II

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Description
This ruble was struck in Russia in 1895, during the reign of Nicholas II who ruled from 1894-1917. Last Emperor of Russia, Nicholas II was assassinated with his family by the Bolsheviks on July 17, 1918.
Obverse text: Nicholas II the Emperor and Autocrat of all Russia
Obverse image: Bust of Nicholas II
Reverse text: Ruble / 1895 y.
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
1895
ruler
Nicholas II Emperor of Russia
place made
Rossiya: Rossiya
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .25 cm x 2.9 cm; 3/32 in x 1 5/32 in
ID Number
NU.68.263.494
catalog number
68.263.494
accession number
281689
Credit Line
duPont Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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