"General Alexander Alexeevich Barantsov ", Table
72.4 mm wide; weighs 153.9 grams.
Engraved by Shteinman & Griliches.
Obverse shows a portrait of the General with the
"Alexander Alexeevich Barantsov"
Reverse shows an assemblage of artillery pieces as used
during Barantsov's career and the inscription: "In Memory
Fifty Years of Efforts to Improvement of Artillery" and
Fine condition. Medal displays uniform chocolate color. One
or two pinpoints of corrosion that do not affect the
General's portrait or the artillery pieces arrayed on the
reverse. There are very minor edge bumps but they do not
affect the medal's presentation, nice over all
For generations there has been a tradition in Russia that
artists and sculptors doing portraits of military men are
expected to show the sitter's medals and other awards very
accurately or else! The medal given to the General would
have been struck in gold.
/Mikhail Dyakov, "Medals of the Russian Empire, Part 5,
1855-1881", page 140, fig. 735.1/