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Medals and Trial Pieces

Medals and Trial Pieces

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Medals and Trial Pieces, Russia, Alexander I, Visit to England, and the visit of his sister, Catherine, Duchess of Oldenburg, to the Royal Mint, gold medal, 1814, by Thomas Wyon, signed on truncation, laureate bust of Alexander to r., ALEXANDER RUSSIARUM IMPERATOR, rev. Britannia seated with shield and holding olive spray and trident, OB ADVENT MD CATHARINAE HOSP GRATISSIMAE, in ex. GAUDENS BRITANNIA MDCCCXIV, 34.5mm., wt. 28.02gms. (BHM.845; Bramsen 1481; Diakov 383 [R3]; Smirnov -), the surface badly scuffed and marked, the edge smoothed, suggesting that it was once mounted and has been poorly cleaned, good very fine, extremely rare

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