Medals and Commemorative Pieces

1725 bronze mortuary piece depicting the recently deceased Peter the Great, in Latin, with the proud inscription “Petrus Magn. – Imp. Utriusq. Russ.” -which translates to the rather unusual usage of “Peter the Great – Emperor of Both Russias” [Great and Little Russia, corresponding to modern day Russia and Ukraine]. The other side of the medal likewise trumpets his legacy as a ruler “Great on both land and sea”.

Collection of Coins and Medals
Yale University Art Gallery
2001.87.351

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