A Gold Medal from the Imperial Geographical Society

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RUSSIA, PROBABLY SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

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A Gold Medal from the Imperial Geographical Society
Russia, probably second half 19th century
Circular, one side struck with a map of the Northern Hemisphere, the reverse with Russian inscription 'IMPERIAL RUSSIAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. FOR GOOD WORK.' within a ribbon-tied laurel wreath, in the original silk and velvet lined stamped leather case, marked with the Cyrillic initials 'P.B.'
1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) diameter
1.05 oz. (32.8 gr.)