Russian Imperial Artillery of the Don Cossack Army
Extremely collectable Russian badge, Nicholas II. Silver wreath of laurel and oak branches inside of which is a small oval shield covered in blue enamel. On the upper part of the wreath is the gold cypher of Emperor Nicholas II beneath the gold Imperial crown. In the centre of the small shield is the gold Don Region coat of arms. On the lower part of the wreath is a gold St. George ribbon tied in a bow with the gold dates “1570” and “1870”. Original pictures. Silver, gilded, enamelled. Size is 53 x 37 mm, weight is 26,17 g.
Reference: V.Kempf. Imperial military badges of Russia, item 2.5.8, R4, price in XF condition is $45.000.
Known History of sale: On auction Znak (Moscow) in 2008 (auction 5, lot 123, VF) the same badge was estimated for $60.000;
Estimate price for that nice item is $25.000+. Please don’t hesitate to make me an offer. I can always give you a good discount. Also if you have any questions please ask me.
Guarantee: The item is old and original. But I am not a licensed dealer and I can not give you a Certificate of Authenticity. For this purpose I give to all of my clients 3 days for inspecting the item – the item can be returned for any reason for a full refund (minus shipping costs, paypal or bank transfer fee…).