Auction: 15005 - Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals
Lot: 237

Russia, Catherine II (1762-96) Accession, 18 June 1762, large platinum medal by Waechter, 394g, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Catherine as Minerva left, signed waechter below, rev. Catherine offered the crown by a kneeling Russia supported by St George, an angel points to Providence in clouds above (Diakov 115.1 listed in silver and bronze, not listed in platinum), some edge bruising and a light scratch in left obverse field, otherwise extremely fine, unlisted in platinum, an impressive medal of the highest rarity

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Sold for £87,000

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