Smolny Cathedral Commemorative Medal

Medal, Table

Creator:

Gube, H.

Date:

1835

Materials:

Copper

Dimensions:

D 3 in x D 0.25 in

Accession Number:

8.2012

Credit Line:

Gift. Weeks, Joseph. 2012-03-27

Description

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