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1 Denga, Catherine II, Russia, 1763

1 Denga, Catherine II, Russia, 1763

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Description (Brief)
One (1) denga coin, Catherine II
Russia, 1763
Obverse Image: Monogram within wreath.
Obverse Text: ЕϨII / 1763
Reverse Image: Saint George on horseback slaying the dragon below.
Reverse Text: ДЕНГА / ПМ
Minted in Russia in 1763, this denga was issued under Catherine II, better known as Catherine the Great. Born Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, she changed her name to Ekaterina (Catherine) upon marrying Peter III on August 21, 1745. She went on to become Russia's longest ruling female leader ascending the throne in 1762, after Peter III's death, and ruling until 1796.
Object Name
date made
Catherine the Great
place made
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
overall:.15 cm x 2.2 cm; 1/16 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Willis H. du Pont
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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