Diameter and weight: 66 mm (2 5/8 in.)
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Circular medal of Nicholas I (1796-1855), tsar of Russia.
Obverse: Bust of Nicholas I looking to proper right; inscribed in Cyrillic at edge and under bust.
Reverse: Crowned woman seated at proper left against a male lion on a plinth, holding a disk in left hand and a wreath with right hand over a man kneeling at proper right with a pick in his hand and tools at his feet; inscribed in Cyrillic above, on plinth, and below in a band.
Obverse: Inscribed in Cyrillic at edge and under bust "GUBE.FECT.".
Reverse: Inscribed in Cyrillic above, on plinth, and below in band.
By 1933, James A. Ryan; 1933, gift of James A. Ryan to MFA. (Accession Date: January 5, 1933)
Gift of James A. Ryan