Smolny Cathedral Commemorative Medal
D 2.875 in x D 0.1875 in
Gift. Alexandrov, Nikolai Nikolaevich
Medal commemorating the renovation and consecration of the Smolny Cathedral on 20 July 1835. It was dedicated to Empress Maria Feodorovna. On obverse: image of Smoly Cathedral, 1748-1835, inscription: Оконченъ въ память Императрицы Марiи Феодоровны. On reverse: Christ with three children and inscription along edge in Slavonic: Оставите детей приходити ко Мнѣ: тацехъ бо есть цартвiе Бжiе ("Suffer the little children to come unto Me: for of such is the kingdom of God"(from Luke 18:16). According to the Empress's wish, the cathedral was intended for students of all schools.
Inscriptions & Markings
On reverse: H. GUBE FECIT