RUSSIA, Tsars of Russia. Nikolai II Aleksandrovich, 1894-1917. Medal (Gold, 39 mm, 42.53 g, 12 h), Southern Russian Horse Breeding Society Prize Medal. Kiev, by Joseph Marschak, 1905. Crowned Arms of the City of Kiev, society edifice in the background, branch below, legend above. Rev. Seven-line inscription. Diakov -. Extremely rare. Minor edge filing and with some scratches, otherwise, extremely fine.
Ex Gorny & Mosch online Auction 271, 29 May 2020, 1123, The New York Sale XXIX, 5 January 2012, 2299 and The New York Sale XXIV, 7 January 2010, 1420.
The engraved legend on the reverse states that the medal had a value of 1,000 roubles and was awarded to the horse Nebesny, born in 1898 in F.A. Tereschenko's stud in Kiev.