Russia, Peter I The Great (1682-1725) Gold Medal of the Capture of Four Swedish Frigates Near Grengam Island, Dated July 27, 1720
24.32 grams, 35mm. Diakov-56.4. Obverse: Armored bust of Peter I right in a mantle, legend surrounds; reverse: scene of Russian boats attacking Swedish frigates, legend surrounds, date 27 July, 1720 is below in exergue. An exceedingly rare gold medal, one of just a few known to exist. Bright yellow-gold and well defined. The edges of the flan are a bit wavy, however, this does not detract. A personal examination is recommended on this highly elusive piece.