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Coins and Medals of Imperial Russia: Anna

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Anna (1730-1740)

Portrait of Anna In 1730 the Council offered the throne to Anna, Duchess of Courland and daughter of Tsar Ivan Alexeyevich, Peter I’s half-brother. Anna's reliance on her German entourage from Courland (Latvia) made her unpopular with the court elite.

coin thumbnail coin thumbnail Silver ruble of 1737, depicting the Empress Anna.

Collection of Coins and Medals
Yale University Art Gallery
Gift of Rev. William H. Owen
2001.87.311

coin thumbnail coin thumbnail 1738 silver ruble showing a portrait of Anna on the obverse and the double-eagle of the Romanov ruling dynasty on the reverse.
Collection of Coins and Medals
Yale University Art Gallery
Bequest of Noyes D. Clark
2001.87.312

coin thumbnail 1740 one-half silver ruble.

Collection of Coins and Medals
Yale University Art Gallery
Gift of Rev. William H. Owen
2001.87.297