The Battle at Poltava, Silver Medal (large)
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Medal. Silver. 30 mm. 17.69 gm. ByS.Yudin. Battle of Poltava, 27 July 1709. Sm--, Diakov 27.16. 1800’s strike. Laureate, armored Peter I bust r. wearing a mantle adorned with eagles, Yudin’s initials on truncation / Battle scene, city panorama beyond; INTERNECIONIS TERMINVS (In the end Annihilation) BORISTHENES (the Dnieper river) below, date at bottom. Toned over a few old hairlines
This medal was created by Peter the Great to commemorate the Battle of Poltava.
The large silver medal was awarded to non-commissioned officer and the small one to enlisted men.
The obverse inscription translates to: "Tsar Peter Alekseevich Sovereign of All Russia", and the reverse inscription translates to: "For the Battle of Poltava."
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