Orders, medals and coins of Imperial Russia at sales in Marriott Hotel

Badge of Order of St. Alexander Nevsky. Cable and Kemmerer. St. Petersburg. 1848. Gold, enamel. Star of Order. Unknown workshop. Early 19thC. Silver, silk. Estimate 10 000 000 roubles. Imperia. Orders, medals and coins of the Imperial Russia. Moscow, December 13

On December 13, the Petr Hall of Marriott Moscow Royal Aurora Hotel will hold the second auction Orders, Medals and Coins of Imperial Russia of the Moscow Imperia House. The auction catalogue includes 200 lots (coins, commemorative medals, awards and items of military history) which are the historical period from time of reign of Peter I prior to the beginning of the 20th century and Civil War in Russia.

Among the top lots is a series of awards of Saint Alexander Nevsky including the unique complete set of badges with embroidered star by Cable and Kemmerer Firm of the middle of the 19th century. The complete set was estimated at 10 000 000 roubles. The auction also represents a set of badges with diamonds by Rudolf Triman workshop (10 000 000 roubles), the rare badge by Eduard Firm (3 000 000 roubles) and Star of the early period of foreign work (1 000 000 roubles).

Among real rarities was a Star of Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle of the first third of the 19th century. The center of the Star is decorated with an enamel medallion with the image of a two-headed eagle and an inscription For Faith and Fidelity. The lot is estimated at 3 000 000 roubles.

Another highlight is a Star of Order of Saint Anna (7 000 000 roubles) in brilliants by unknown European master of the end of the 19th century.

The collection of the auction also includes a series of medals in magnificent condition including a gold medal For Diligence (500 000 roubles) with a portrait of Alexander II and silver Award Army Achievement Medal. 1771 (1 300 000 roubles). The selection of award and commemorative medals is of the greatest interest. They are on sale for reasonable price.

The section of military relics features the memorable cup − a gift of officers of the 4th hussar Mariupol regiment to his commander Count Schtakkelberg. The cup was made in 1878 by masters of firm of court supplier P.A. Ovchinnikov. It is estimated at 3 000 000 roubles.

The rare silver rouble piece of 1757 estimated at 1 500 000–1 800 000 roubles is the main lot of section of numismatics. Among interesting lots are two Nikolaev silver coins with a face value in 1 rouble, 1900 and 1913. Both coins came from the collection of Virgil Brandt. They are estimated at 900 000 roubles each.

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