Petrograd-Warsaw Railway Medal, Jeton

This jeton or medalette commemorates the completion of the railroad connecting Saint Petersburg, Russia and Warsaw, Poland in 1862. During the 19th century, much of Poland was under Russian control and was ruled by the Romanovs.
Obverse inscription: H I - A II / 1852 - 1862 С.НЕТЕРЕУРГО - КАРШАВСКАЯ ЖЕЛЂЗНАЯ ДОРОТА (H I represents Nicholas I, A II is Alexander II).
Reverse inscription: СОТРУДНИКАМЪ ПО УСТРОЙСТВУ ДОРОГИ / Bacui : Ceperebur / ШАШИНУ / 102 (H I represents Nicholas I, A II is Alexander II, the Tsars of Poland in 1852 and 1862 respectively).
Currently not on view
Object Name
railway pass
date made
associated person
Nicholas I Emperor of Russia
Alexander II
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 30.5 mm x 26 mm x 2.6 cm; 1 3/16 in x 1 1/32 in x 1 1/32 in
place made
associated place
Rossiya: Rossiya, Sankt-Peterburg
Polska: Mazowieckie, Warszawa
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Russian Jetons
Coins, Currency and Medals
Russian Coins and Jetons
Completion of the Petrograd - Warsaw Railway
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Russian Coins and Jetons
Russian Jetons
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
duPont Collection
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