Ruble, Elizabeth

This ruble was minted in Russia in 1757 during the reign of Elizabeth Petrovna. Elizabeth disposed the infant Ivan VI and was named Peter IIIs successor on November 18, 1742. She ruled Russia from 1741 until her death on December 25, 1761.
Obverse text: Elizabeth the Empress and Autocrat of all Russia / SPB
Obverse image: Portrait of Elizabeth.
Reverse text: Ruble / 1757 / coin
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.
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Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: .2 cm x 4 cm; 3/32 in x 1 9/16 in
place made
Rossiya: Rossiya
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Coins, Currency and Medals
Russian Coins and Jetons
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
duPont Collection
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