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CNG 91, Lot: 1679. Estimate $750.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

RUSSIA, Tsardom of Rus. Alexey Mikhailovich Romanov, with Natalia Kirillovna Naryshkina. 1645-1676. Æ Medal (67mm, 98.98 g, 12h). Commemorating the Birth of Tsarevich Petr Alexeyevich. By S. Judin. Dated 1672 in Roman numerals. × ALEXIVS MICHAELIS FILIVS D. G. TZAR ET MAGNVS DVX TOTIVS RVSSIÆ ×, jugate half-length draped busts of Aleksey, wearing tiara and holding double-eagle-tipped scepter and orb, and Natalia, wearing diadem, right / SPES MAGNA FVTVRI (there is great hope for the future), winged Glory seated right among the clouds, with star over head and presenting the Tsarevich to Russia seated left; to right, scroll bearing coat-of-arms; in three lines in exergue, PETRVS ALIXII FILIUS/NATUS 30 MAII/MDCLXXII (Petr, son of Aleksey, born on the 30th of May in the year 1672). Moneta 60, 2; Iversen series I, p. 1. EF, a few light marks and minor rub on the highest points on the reverse.