Historical and Commemorative
Collection of Benjamin Weiss
CATHERINE THE GREAT : SOCIETY FOR A FREE ECONOMY
KLEPIKOV, A / KUCHKIN, Michael: Russia, 1768, Bronze, 67
Obv: Bust of Catherine II (r); Legend in Cyrillic translated as: "By
the Grace of God, Catherine II Empress and Autocrat of All Russia".
Rev: Under a palm tree the Goddess of harvest Ceres is sitting on
sheaves of grain. In her right hand is the caduceus of Mercury and in her
left is a wreath. A farmer with a plow is in the background. Legend in
Cyrillic translated as: "To Everyone Is Given According to Their Labor".
Signed: Copied by A. Klepikov (in Cyrillic), I. B. GASS / W (Waechter),
Copied by M. Kuchkin (in Cyrillic)
Ref: Smirnov 253/a; Diakov, part 2, 129/142.3; Weiss BW411
The obverse of this medal is a copy by A. Klepikov of an
original by Johann B. Gass. The reverse is a copy by Michael Kuchkin (Kutschkin)
of an original by G. C. Waechter.
This is an Award Medal of the Free (Liberal) Economy
of Medals from Imperial Russia (Yale University)