Polotsk Cadet Corps Jubilee Jetton

Jetton

Date:

1885

Materials:

Silver and Enamel

Dimensions:

H 2.75 in x W 0.875 in x D 0.1875 in

Accession Number:

96.85

Credit Line:

Gift. Bukovsky, M.

Description

Jetton commemorating 50th anniversary of the Polotsk Cadet Corps (Полоцкий кадетский корпус). Silver shield, on center of obverse are two crossed red enamel shoulder boards with yellow initials of the school "ПК". In top is a cannonball and inscription: 7 ОКТЯБ 1812 г. (represents a cannoball which allegedly was lodged in the wall of the school building during a battle bewteen Russian and French troops in 1812). In bottom is banner with engraved inscription: Н. Буковскiй. Below is engraved year 1864. On reverse is engraved inscription: L | Юбилей | Полоцкаго | Кадетскаго | Корпуса | 1835-1885.