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Nicholas I Pavlovich

Russian
1826
Artist Féodor Tolstoi (Russian (St. Petersburg), 1783–1873)


Object Place: Russia

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 65 mm (2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

90.149

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Nicholas I Pavlovich (1796-1855), Tsar of Russia.

Obverse: Profile bust of Nicholas I looking to proper left; inscribed in Cyrillic at edge at edge [“His Imperial Majesty Nikolai I. Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russians”] and under bust [“G Theodor Tolstoi”].

Reverse: Helmeted woman wearing classical gown seated frontally on throne with a spear, shield, and an owl at proper left and holding a wreath in her right hand over a two-headed herme; inscribed in Cyrillic above [“To the founder and protectors”], on throne’s plinth, and in exergue [“The Imperial Academy of Sciences of St. Petersburg. December XXIX day. MDCCCXXVI.”].

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed in Cyrillic under bust ["G Theodor Tolstoi"] and at edge ["His Imperial Majesty Nikolai I. Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russians"].

Reverse: Inscribed in Cyrillic above ["To the founder and protectors"], on plinth, and in exergue ["The Imperial Academy of Sciences of St. Petersburg. December XXIX day. MDCCCXXVI."].

Provenance

By 1890, Dr. Samuel Abbott Green; 1890, gift of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 3, 1890).

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green