Lot 59

PIERRE III (1762)
Alliance between Pierre III and the King of Prussia Frederick II, 1762.
Gold medal. 51.21 g. 43 mm.
A/ PETRVS III. - FREDERICVS II./ SAL. GEN. HVM./ A Confronted busts of Peter III of Russia and Frederick II of Prussia.
R/ MINERV-AE PACIFERAE// MDCCLXII.
Helmeted minerva sitting on the right, holding a scepter, resting on a shield with the arms of Russia,
Prussia and Sweden.
Engraver: A. Abramson.
Diakov 113-1. Slight test mark on the scroll. Of great historical interest. Splendid.
Provenance:
Florange, June 12, 1946.
This medal commemorates the end of hostilities between Peter III of Russia (1762) who has just succeeded Czarina Elizabeth and Frederick II of Prussia (1740-1786) at a time when the latter was in great difficulty.

Location of the item
France - 75002 Paris