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Service Award For the Taking of Paris

Triton XXII, Lot: 1338. Estimate $500.
Sold for $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

RUSSIA, Empire. Aleksandr I Pavlovich. 1801-1825. AR Medal (29mm, 14.04 g, 12h). Service Award – For Taking Paris, 19 March 1814. Instituted 30 August 1814. Laureate head right; above, radiant all seeing eyes with rays forming background / ЗА/ВЗЯТİE/ПАРИЖА/19 MAPTA/1814 . (For Taking Paris, 19 March 1814.) in five lines all within laurel wreath. Diakov, Medals 375.1. Good VF, toned, with original suspension and suspension ring still attached.

From the J. Eric Engstrom Collection.