1 Ruble, Alexander I, Russia, 1801

1 Ruble, Alexander I, Russia, 1801

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Description (Brief)
One (1) ruble coin, Alexander I
Russia, 1801
Obverse Image: Wreath around inscription, crown above.
Obverse Text: [State Russian coin ruble]
Reverse Image: Center the Russian coat-of-arms, a double-headed eagle wearing a shield with a mounted figure (Saint George), the imperial crowns on each head stand for the unity and sovereignty of Russia, the orb and scepter grasped in the eagle's talons are traditional heraldic symbols.
Reverse Text: 1801 / МОНЕТА / РУБЛЬ
This ruble was minted in Russia in 1801 during the reign of Alexander I. Alexander I reigned from 1801 until his death in 1825. He ruled during the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) during which time Russia acquired Finland and part of Poland.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Alexander I Emperor of Russia
place made
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall:.2 cm x 3.5 cm; 3/32 in x 1 3/8 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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