Medal - Alexander II Opening of the monument Millennium of Russia in Veliky Novgorod

Features

Country Russian Empire
Type Unclassified exonumia › Miscellaneous token
Year 1862
Currency Medals - Russia (Empire)
Composition Bronze
Weight 21.58 g
Size 35 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 104532
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References Diakov# 707.2 (R1)
Mikhail E. Diakov; 2004. Medals of the Russian Empire / Part 1. 1672–1725. Self-published, Russia.
And 7 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

The opening of the monument "Millennium of Russia" in Veliky Novgorod on 9 September 1862

Obverse

Two portraits. Double-headed eagle.

Lettering:
РЮРИКЪ ВЕЛИК КНЯЗЬ НОВГОР
АЛЕКСАНДРЪ II ИМПЕР ВСЕРОС

Translation:
Rurik Great prince of Novgorod
Alexander II Emperor of the whole Russia

Engraver: P. Brusnitsyn

Reverse

Monument Millennium of Russia in Veliky Novgorod.

Lettering: В ПАМѦТЬ СОВЕРШИВШЕГОСѦ ТЫСѦЩЕЛѢТIѦ РОССIИ

Translation: In memory of the accomplished of 1000 years of Russia

Engraver: P. Brusnitsyn

Comments

The Millennium of Russia is a bronze monument in the Novgorod Kremlin. It was erected in 1862 to celebrate the millennium of Rurik's arrival to Novgorod, an event traditionally taken as a starting point of the history of Russian statehood.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1862) 

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