Historical and Commemorative
Collection of Benjamin Weiss
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COLONY OF NEW SERBIA
WAECHTER, Georg Christian: Russia, 1754, Bronze, 64 mm
Obv: Crowned bust of Elizabeth (r) D. G. ELIZABETA. AVGVSTA. OMN.
ROSS. (By the Grace of God, Elizabeth Empress of All Russia)
Rev: Minerva, standing over instruments of war and peace, and
reclining on a shield with Russian arms, her right hand pointing at a
monument bearing the coat of arms of New Serbia topped with a double headed
eagle, fenced-in field in the background. NOVA SERBIA CONSTITVTA
(Establishment of New Serbia)
Signed: G. WĘCHTER F.
Ref: Reichel #2034; Diakov part 2, 68/98.1; Weiss BW222
Elizabeth was the daughter of Peter the Great. New Serbia
was a district near the modern Novorossiisk, in the Black Sea region.
The medal praises the Empress Elizabeth for supporting
the Serbs in their struggle against the Ottoman Turks.
This scarce medal made by G.C. Waechter is the original
of its type.
of Medals from Imperial Russia (Yale University)