100th Anniversary of the Ministry of War Table Medal
63.9 mm wide; weighs 128.3 grams.
Engraved by A. Vasyutinsky. Obverse
shows conjoined busts of Alexander I and Nicholas II.
Reverse shows seated figure of Pallas Athena holding a lance
and shield with a semi-naked youth holding a sword to the
of her; above them is the inscription: Ministry of War 1802-
Good condition. Spotting on the obverse, no significant edge
knocks, on the obverse the original chemical darkening that
was applied at the mint has been scraped in a few locations
(two places on the youth's toga and once on Athena's spear)
and has blistered in one of two tiny spots near her lap
(visible only under magnification).
/Mikhail Dyakov, "Medals of the Russian Empire, Part 7,
1894-1917", page 221, fig. 1352.1/