You are looking at a silver medal awarded to all civil servants and military personnel who were on active service in Moscow during the coronation; to representatives of the various guilds and corporations who were present at the coronation ceremonies and to all individuals who took part in the preparation and organization of the ceremonies.
Obverse has the profile of Nicholas II facing left, on the left is the Inscription, BY THE GRACE OF GOD NICHOLAS II EMPEROR, on the right AND AUTOCRAT OF ALL THE RUSSIAS. On the reverse is the Inscription, CROWNED IN MOSCOW MAY 14, 1896 topped by an Imperial Crown.
Emperor Nicholas II (1868-1917) was unfortunate in ruling at a time of great social upheaval. The loss of extensive Russian territory following the disastrous Russo-Japanese War of 1905 did little to enhance his reign. He was executed by the Bolsheviks in 1917.
DIAMETER: 27 mm. MATERIAL: Silver CONDITION: Original and heavily worn NO RIBBON
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