1 Ruble, Pattern, Russia, 1845

1 Ruble, Pattern, Russia, 1845

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Description (Brief)
One (1) ruble coin, pattern
Russia, 1845
Obverse Image: Right-facing portrait of Emperor Nicholas I.
Obverse Text: Б / M / NИКOЛАИ / I / ИМПЕРАТОРЪ / И / САМОДЕРКЕПЪ / BCEPOCC. [Nicholas I the Emperor and Autocrat of all Russia]
Reverse Image: Center the Russian coat-of-arms, a two-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: ЧИСТАГО / CEPEБPA / 4 30ЛОТНИКА / 21 ДОЛЯ / 1845 [4 zlotn. / 21 shares of pure silver / 1845]
Description
Minted in Russia in 1845, this pattern ruble was issued during the reign of Nicholas I. Married to Charlotte (Alexandra Fedorovna) of Prussia, Nicholas I ruled from 1825 to his death on March 2, 1855. He led the Russian army unsuccessfully in the Crimean War, but helped defeat the Ottoman Empire in the Russo-Turkish War (1828-29). Under his rule, the Russian Empire spanned over 7.7 million square miles.
date made
1845
head of government
Nicholas I Emperor of Russia
place made
Rossiya: Rossiya
associated place
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.68.263.202
accession number
281689
catalog number
68.263.202
Credit Line
Willis H. du Pont
subject
Mikhailovich
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Russian Coins and Jetons
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Exhibition
The Value of Money
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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