Briansk Customs restrained smuggling of Scandinavian numismatics

The Royal Order of the Sword. About 1919. Silver, enamel

On October, 8 Briansk Customs officers detained the 36 year old citizen of St. Petersburg who tried to smuggle a package of Scandinavian coins and medals to the Ukraine.

In total the customs officers seized 28 items including a set of Finish copper and silver coins that had been minted in Russia between 1894 and 1916. Besides, the detained tried to take abroad several Finnish and Swedish Decorations. The most valuable of them is The Royal Order of the Sword, Sweden, cast in the beginning of the 20th century. Its approximate price is 33 000 rubles. It is made of silver and decorated with enamel.

The detained claims that all items belong to him and are part of his private collection which he was going to show to his friends, the collectors from Kiev.

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