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Finally came across one of these....even Bitkin doesnt have photos (only drawings...P869-870, Volume II).

Very nice to see one. Anybody else seen these, or even better own one?

I have see only picture on the Auction or book one time, don't remember which one.

Will try to find the reference, keep you update.

Rarenum.

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Finally came across one of these....even Bitkin doesnt have photos (only drawings...P869-870, Volume II).

Very nice to see one. Anybody else seen these, or even better own one?

First one I can recall seeing.

 

It looks quite worn to fulfill it's intended function of weighing gold coins. Maybe it somehow slipped into circulation and passed as a copper coin of the nearest size and weight?

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First one I can recall seeing.

 

It looks quite worn to fulfill it's intended function of weighing gold coins. Maybe it somehow slipped into circulation and passed as a copper coin of the nearest size and weight?

 

Thanks Rarenum. ;)

 

Grivna...yes....you would think these would have been carefully kept in a nice case by whatever official used them. I really don't know much about them...exactly when they were made, how many, who for, where are they now, etc. Another one of those fascinating snippets of Russian numismatics. :ninja: . Perhaps somebody here can tell their story? Perhaps JRNS has something. I'll certainly be looking out for this and others in the series for my archives.

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OK. Found another, this one for Alexander I Imperials (Bitkin 1277). The first one in this thread is Bitkin 1276.

 

Dmitry Markov, New York Sale XII, Jan 2006, Lot 1443 (the images were mis-labeled in the catalog...it really is 1443).

 

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Steve,

1. Was struck by official and used privet and official as weight standard .

2. As far as I know no records was finding.

3. In my collection original book "Russian Ekzagie" publish by Kholodkovskiy in 1912 St.Petersburg" Text in Russian (9 varieties of Russian-Polish listed plus drawings) 19 pages.

4. Possible we can find more information on St.Petersburg mint (all document was transfer from Warszawa mint to St.Petersburg Mint after 1868).

5. I have two varieties exagium in my collection.

6. I have letter from V.V. Uzdennikov to collector regarding my variety in museum(Text in Russian).

Rarenum.

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