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Coins and Medals of Imperial Russia: Catherine I

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Catherine I (1725-1727)

Portait of Catherine ICatherine was the wife of Peter the Great. She ascended to the Russian throne after his death in 1725. When she became Empress, Catherine ruled by relying heavily on Peter’s former court favorite, Alexander Menshikov.

coin thumbnail coin thumbnailSilver ruble of 1725 with image of Catherine I, wife of Peter the Great.
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