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CNG 88, Lot: 2018. Estimate $300.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

RUSSIA, Empire. Aleksandr III Aleksandrovich, with Aleksandr II Nikolaevich and Petr I Alekseyevich Veliky (the Great). 1881-1894. Æ Medal (85mm, 297.12 g, 12h). Commemorating the Completion of the St. Petersburg Maritime Canal. By L. Steinman. Dually-dated 1878 and (1)885. (star) ВЪ ПAMЯTЬ OTKPЫTIЯ SANKTЪ–ПETEPБУPГSKAГO MOPSKAГO KAHAЛA (in memory of the opening of the St. Petersburg Maritime Canal), bare head of Aleksandr III jugate with laureate heads of Aleksandr II and Petr right; all within laurel and oak wreath / Detailed map of the canal; above, crown between crowned coats-of-arms of St. Petersburg and Kronstadt; below, oval shields bearing dates of initial construction (HAЧATЫ PAБOTЫ, 1878) and completion (OTKPЫTIE KAHAЛA, 1885). Diakov 960. Good VF, light brown patina.

Ex Baldwin’s 68 (28 September 2010), lot 3119.