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Cast bronze (marked) commemorative medallion made for the historic visit of Emperor Nicolas II and Empress Alexandra to France in October of 1886. This bronze features and image of Nicolas and Alexandra in profile on the front and is inscribed in French on the obverse with the words " Visite En France De Leurs Majestés L'Empereur Et L'Impératrice De Russie Cherbourg Paris Chalons 5-9 Octobre 1896" Translated as "Visit In France From Their Majesties The Emperor and Empress Of Russia Cherbourg Paris Chalons 5-9 October 1896 " Measures 2 3/4 inches in diameter and 3/16 thick.The Youtube link below features images from the historic visit of Emperor Nicolas II and Empress Alexandra to France in October of 1896. At the end of this short (3 min ) video you will see an example of the medallion offed in this lot in the context of the history it was made to commemorate.https://youtu.be/ZIWuzbz_Gzk

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1896 TZAR NICOLAS II AND ALEXANDRA VISIT TO FRANCE

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Sep 17, 2016