RUSSIA, Tsars of Russia. Petr I Alexeyevich Velikiy (Peter the Great).
|Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 1542. Estimate $7500.
Closing Date: Monday, 7 January 2008.
Sold For $62500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1682-1725. AR Rouble (28.17 g, 12h). Kadashevsky mint. Dated 1707 (OCS date). ЦPЬ • ΠETPЪ • AЛEξIEBИЧЪ • B : P : П :, laureate, draped, and armored bust right; ribbon in hair; trace of H on arm truncation / MOCKBOCKИI P(OУ)БЛЬ, crowned double-headed imperial eagle facing with wings displayed, holding scepter and orb; above, imperial crown; (trefoil) (year symbol) AΨЗ (trefoil) (OCS date) flanking tail. Plain edge. Bitkin 184; Severin 230; Uzdenikov 506. AU 55, deeply toned about mint state and hints of blue-green iridescence on reverse. Bitkin states that only 50-100 specimens of this date exist, and this is surely one of the finest.
Purchased from Ivan Shuster, September 1988. Ex Chrisite’s (15 June 1979), lot 30.