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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
Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1801
ruler
Alexander I Emperor of Russia
place made
Russia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.2 cm x 3.5 cm; 3/32 in x 1 3/8 in
ID Number
NU.NU83662
catalog number
NU83662
accession number
257688
Credit Line
Willis H. du Pont
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Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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