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Gatchina Church Medalette, Jeton, Russia

Gatchina Church Medalette, Jeton, Russia

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Description
This medalette was minted in Russia in 1889, to commemorate the erection of a church in Gatchina, in memory of the late Alexander II (1855-1881). It was minted during the reign of Nicholas II who ruled Russia from 1894-1917.
Obverse inscription: ХРАМЪ ВЪ ПАМЯТЬ / ИМПЕРАТОРА АЛЕКСАНДРА II ("Church in memory of / Emperor Alexander II"). Reverse inscription: НА ПАМЯТЬ ЗА ТРУДЫ И УСЕРДИЕ / ГАТЧИНА 1888-1889 ("In memory of work and diligence / Gatchina").
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal
jeton
date made
ca 1889
place made
Russia: Russia
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 33 mm x 25.5 mm; 1 5/16 in x 1 in
ID Number
NU.68.263.974
catalog number
68.263.974
accession number
281689
Credit Line
duPont Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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