Original Russian Empire Silver Medal "In Memory of Ruling Russian Tsar Alexander III" - pre WW1, ON NEW RIBBON, VERY NICE CONDITION - GOOD EXAMPLE BUT THE EYELET IS REPAIRED / REPLACED. MAKER MARKED: "AG", RARE AWARD
HISTORY OF THE AWARD:
Russian silver medal: Silver Medal "In Memory of Ruling Russian Tsar Alexander III 1881-1894" ("В Память Царствования Императора Александра III".), the medal was struck in Imperial Russia, 1896, diameter 28 mm, silver. This medal commemorating the reign of Alexander III was instituted on March 17, 1896 by Nicholas II. The medal awarded to all generals, officers, Navy and Army, priests and classified officials who were on active duty during the reign of Alexander III. Obverse has the profile of Alexander III facing right. The left is a laurel branch, to the right is the Inscription, EMPEROR ALEXANDER III. The reverse has the dates 1881 and 1894 topped by the Imperial Crown. The signature of the engraver is placed under the bust of the czar (AG). Diameter: 28 mm.