Military Russian history at the Marriot Hotel sales

On October, 25 the Moscow Marriot Hotel will hold the large annual sales named Items of the History: Orders, Medals, Badges of the Russian Empire. The Cabinet auction house which is one of the leaders of the Russian antiquarian market in strings of numismatics and military items will be the organizer of the event.

The catalogue includes more than 70 unique orders of the Russian Empire and also medals, historical documents and various military attributes.

The Star and a chain of the Order of the Saint Andrey the Apostle is the top lot of the auction. The set dated to the 19th–early 20th century is estimated at 15 000 000 roubles.

The auction will represent stars and sets of orders of almost all higher awards of the Russian Empire: the Orders of Saint Alexander Nevsky, Saint Vladimir, Saint Anna and many others.

Another highlight is the Order of Saint Anna of the 1st and 2nd degree given in the 19th century during the period of the reign of Alexander I. The unique award with “diamonds and rubies” in excellent condition is estimated at 6 500 000 roubles. Among regimental signs and other military attributes the auction house will represent the rarest badge of the 203rd Sukhumi infantry regiment made of gold and silver. The lot is estimated at 1 800 000 roubles. The other interesting lot is the knob for the Georgy flagpole of one of the 11 Guards regiments of the Russian army at the boundary of the 19th–20th centuries with the Order of Saint Georgy. This unique item of the military history went through the detailed scientifically-historical examination by the leading museums of the country.

The Medals string also includes the rare award of the Peter the Great period for a battle at Gangut. The silver medal made in 1714 on the order of Peter I was intended for the ordinary participants of the battle.

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