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87002208
CNG 87, Lot: 2208. Estimate $250.
Sold for $360. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

RUSSIA, Tsardom of Rus. Petr I Alekseyevich Veliky (Peter the Great). 1682-1725. Æ Medal (46mm, 43.20 g, 12h). Commemorating the Capturing of Riga. By T. Ivanov and either M. Koutchkin or M. Kleiner. Dated 1710 in chronogram on reverse. PETRVS · ALEXII · FIL · D · G · RVSS · IMP · M · DVX MOSCOVIÆ, laureate, draped, and armored bust right / RIGA REDIT RVSSIS APTO CERTAMINE CASTRIS (Riga has been returned to Russian arsenal following a successful campaign), bombardment of the fortifications; in two lines in exergue, CAPTA DIE VIII · IVL · /SV · (captured on the 8th day of July, O.S.). Moneta 60, 41; Iversen series XXIX, p. 32. Superb EF, attractive brown surfaces, some spots of verdigris on the obverse.