Coronation of Catherine II Table Medal (in platinum)
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Medal. PLATINUM. 67.7 mm. 394.2 gm. By G.C. Waechter. On the Accession of Catherine II to the Throne, June 28, 1762. Diakov 115.1 – unlisted in Platinum, Reichel 2241 – unlisted in Platinum; Willy Fuchs – “250 Years of Platinum Coinage” p.140, nr.85; cf. “Russian Medals Struck in Platinum,” Charles S. Tumosa. In: Journal of the Russian Numismatic Society, # 62, p. 16-26, # 18.Armored bust of Catherine left cast as Minerva, wearing plumed helmet, signed below; Б.М. ЕКАТЕРИНА II. IМПЕРАТ И САМОДЕРЖ ВСЕРОСС. /Catherine seated left accepting the crown and scepter from Russia, who kneels before her supported by St. George, Providence on a cloud above greets the new Empress; СЕ СПАСЕНIЕ ТВОЕ above; day, month and year in exergue. Impressive, and Exceedingly rare in Platinum and missing from the Grand Duke’s collection.Light scratch obverse field and a few tiny rim tics.
This medal was awarded to commemorate Cathrine II rise to the throne.
The obverse of the medal translates to "Catherine II Imperator and Autocrat of all Russias".
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