Russia - Rouble 1724 Peter I (The Great) - Silver

Description
Russia - Rouble 1724 Peter I (The Great) - Silver
Very fine

Purity/grade 750.00 ‰
Diameter: 40 mm
Mint: Moscow

Roubles began to be produced in 1704, but the early coins are not dated according to the Gregorian system. The first dated roubles appeared in 1707. This rouble comes from the last issue of the reign beginning in 1722 and lasting until 1725. There exist a combination of five types of portraits and three types of reverse.

Magnificent coin in its original condition.

Obverse:
Description: Laurelled, draped and armoured bust of Peter I, right, in three-quarter view from the front
Title: Cyrillic legend
Translation: Peter, sovereign emperor of all Russia.


Reverse:
Description: Cross formed of four crowned 'P's, with four 'I's.
Title: Cyrillic legend
Translation: New currency rouble value/1724.

History:

Peter I (9/06/1672-8/02/1725) was the son of Alexis I (1645-1676) and succeeded his brother Fedor III (1676-1682). He acceded to the throne under the regency of his half-sister, Sophie, and his half-brother, Ivan V. He reigned from 1689 and became tsar of Russia after the death of his half-brother. In 1698, he crushed the revolt of the imperial guard, the Streltsi, and Sophie was consigned to a convent where she would die. He completely reformed Russia from 1700 and travelled many times to Europe (United Provinces, England, France). An autocrat and reformer of customs and traditional life, he nonetheless he had his first wife immured and had his son Alexis tortured to death (1718). He married a former camp follower, Catherine I. In external politics, he was the implacable enemy of Charles Xii of Sweden (1697-1712) whom he vanquished at the Poltava in 1709. At the treaty of Nystadt, he seized Swedish continental possessions. He was less fortunate with the Turks and had to return Azov which he had previously taken. He founded a new capital open to the Baltic and the world, Saint Petersburg, in 1703. He created the Russian navy and merchant marine. He died in 1725.

Lot details
Year/Period and Variation
Rouble 1724 Peter I (The Great)
Precious metal
Silver
Condition
Very fine
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