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Gold Baptismal Medal - C.0871
Origin: Russia
Circa: 19 th Century AD
Dimensions: 2" (5.1cm) high x 2" (5.1cm) wide    32.8Grams
Collection: Numismatics
Medium: Gold

Additional Information: SOLD

Location: United States
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Obverse: Radiant Christ standing on clouds holding a banner, surrounded by the text "BOCKPECEHIE XPICTOBO" encircled by ornate outer border

Reverse: Baptism of Christ in the Jordan River, Christ kneels in the water, John the Baptist pours water from a bowl over his head. Dove above, trees on either side, domed structure to the right.

Gold medals such as this were used in verious Slavic-speaking countries, especially the Balkans. - (C.0871)


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