Obverse : conjoined busts of Michael Romanov and emperor Nicholas II
Reverse : imperial russian two heads eagle with date 1613 -1913
Diameter : 34 mm. silver. Nicks on rim and surface scratches.
Michael Romanov was the Tsar of Russia from 1613 to 1645 and founder of the Romanov dynasty, which ruled Russia until 1917. He was the son of Fedor Nikitich Romanov and was related to the last tsar of the Rurik dynasty, Fedor I. The Romanovs are descendents of a Muscovite boyar, Audrey Ivanovich Kobyla. They acquired their name, Romanov, from Roman Yuriev, whose daughter was Anastasiya Romanova, the first wife of Ivan IV the Terrible. When the zemskii sobor (assembly of the land) met in 1613 to elect a new tsar after the Time of Troubles, (A period of chaotic internal disorders, foreign invasions, and a rapid succession of rulers following the death of Fedor I) it chose Michael I Romanov was tsar of Russia.