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Imperial Russia 1735 1/4 Copper Kopek in Sterling Silver Pendant
The Powerful Symbol of Imperial Russia Immortalized in Copper
These glowing copper coins, all dated between 1730 - 1740 are dominated by the striking imperial double eagle. The eagle’s heads look East and West across the vast empire, while the talons carry the scepter and the royal orb. The symbol of power, royalty and strength, it was legendary across both Eastern and Western Europe.
Your Imperial Russia ¼ Kopek
- Date: 1735
- Denomination: ¼ Kopek, or, informally, a Polushka
- Mint: Ekaterinburg or Moscow, Russia
- Ruler: Queen Anna
- Coin Metal: Copper
- Bezel Metal: Sterling Silver
- Jewelry Artist: Robert Lewis Knecht
- Size: 1" Across, 1 1/4" Tall
- Obverse (Front): The Double-Headed Imperial Eagle
- Reverse: (Back): Value and Date in Cartouche
This coin was part of a lost cache which was discovered in a large iron bound chest buried in the southern Baltic region – about 1,000 miles from where they were minted. We have dubed it the Catherine the Great Payroll Cache.
Since the coins don’t date later than 1792, it is possible to speculate that they may have been meant for use in the Polish–Russian War of 1792 which raged across this area when 97,000 Russian troops crossed the boarder and invaded Poland. The war was fought between the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (one of the most populous countries of 16th and 17th century Europe), and the Targowica Confederation allied with the Russian Empire. This ultimately led to final dissolution of the Commonwealth in 1795.
Some of these copper coins still had remnants of rust on them from over 200 years in the iron chest! We speculate that this was a Russian Imperial stash, perhaps military monies; payment for 18th century soldiers and supplies . However, who ever stashed or stole them never returned to retrieve them.
While these coins were minted during the reign of Queen Anna, the cache of coins it was part of dated no later than 1792, telling us they were in use during the reign of Catherine the Great – hence the name of this hoard!
Your Imperial Russian ¼ Kopek Pendant Comes Complete with:
- Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
- A Detailed, Multi-Page Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
- Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
- A Gift Box
- A Treasure Jewelry Care Card