Lighting and Naphtha Exposition Prize, Jeton, Russia

Lighting and Naphtha Exposition Prize, Jeton, Russia

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This medal was awarded in 1888 by the Imperial Russian Technical Society for an exposition on lighting and naphtha production. Naphtha is a flammable liquid, with properties similar to gasoline, used as a crude oil in Russia.
Obverse Inscription: ВЪЫСТАВКА ПРЕДМЕТОВЪ ОСВЕЩЕНИЮ И НЕФТЯНОГО ПРОИЗВОДСТВА (Roughly "For exposition of lighting and naphtha production").
Reverse Inscription: ИМПЕРАТОРСКОЕ РУССКОЕ ТЕХНИЧЕСКОЕ ОБЩЕСТВО 1887-1888 ("Imperial Russian Technical Society").
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Object Name
date made
ca 1888
place made
Russia: Russia
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 28.5 mm x 28.5 mm; 1 1/8 in x 1 1/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Willis H. du Pont
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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