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Lot 3493
Russian Imperial Badge of the Life - Guards Semeonovsky Regiment for Officers.
Bronze, 1908. Gold cross with palmated 5 - leaved edges covered in White enamel.
On the horizontal rays of the cross are the gold cyphers of the Emperors Peter I and Nicholas II beneath gold Imperial crowns.
On the vertical ray of the cross, there is a sword with a gold hilt and a silver polished blade underneath.
Estimate price: $1300 - $1500.
Reference: V.Kempf. Regimental Badges of Imperial Russia, item, R2, price in VF condition is $2.600 - please see the screenshot (CATALOGUE is selling on lot #1000).
In Moscow on auction #87 Coins & Medals in 2014 (lot 207) the same badge was estimated for $5300.
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WIKIPEDIA: The Russian Imperial Guard, officially known as the Leib Guard were military units serving as personal guards of the Emperor of Russia. Peter the Great founded the first such units following the Prussian practice in the 1690s, to replace the politically motivated Streltsy. The Imperial Guard subsequently increased in size and diversity to become an elite corps of all branches within the Imperial Army rather than Household troops in direct attendance on the Tsar. Numerous links were however maintained with the Imperial family and the bulk of the regiments of the Imperial Guard were stationed in and around Saint Petersburg in peacetime.



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