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D2, Apr. 2, 1934

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 5, Item: SC07.01.5.009
Identifier: SC07.01.5.009

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [double-headed eagle] The Schaffer Collection of Russian Imperial Art Treasures April 2, 1934 #D2. Bronze commemoration medal portraying Nicholas II, the late Czar of Russia, and Alexandra Feodorovna, his wife. On the reverse side of the medal can be seen the Russian Imperial eagle and the emblem of the Republic of France, and the following inscription: “Visite en France de leurs Majestés L’Empereur et L’Imperatrice de Russie. Cherbourg. Paris. Chalons. 5-9 Octobre, 1896.” On the bottom is a beautifully chased wreath of various flowers and ribbon. It was struck on the occasion of their visit to France in 1896, and is signed by the artist “J.C. Chaplain.”

Mrs. John L. Pratt


  • Apr. 2, 1934


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

Physical Description


Physical Facet

Sales records


Schaffer Collection, Russian Imperial Art Treasures, Rockefeller Center

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Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
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Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States