NUMISMATICS

Contemporary Tobolsk museum-reserve collection is very rich in our region historical items from ancient times to the present day. It has more than forty-three thousand numismatic objects: coins, medals, badges, banknotes, seals and molds (matrixes).

The earliest acquisitions date back to 1892. These were a collection of Siberian and Russian coins.  Rare collectible coins, which have historical and cultural value, reflect the history of the trade and coinage development in Siberia and Russia as a whole.

 

 

 

The most valuable is a collection of Siberian coins, which has 224 items. These are copper coins from "mite" to "10 kopecks" with the Tobolsk province coat-of-arms (two sables on their hind legs), the nominal value on the reverse, with the imperial monogram of Catherine II on the obverse.

The foundation of the museum's banknotes collection was  more than twenty-five thousand money-stamps confiscated in 1923 from the Ivanovo monastery.

 

Sphragistics collection reflects the administration management in the Tobolsk province in the 19th century. Tobolsk was not only administrative, but also the spiritual centre of Siberia, and therefore a particularly valuable museum exhibit is a wax pendant seal with a ribbon of Tobolsk Archbishop Amvrosiy (1806-1822). Round red-wax seal with an inscription in Church Slavonic on the rim: "By Our Lady lowlier Amvrosiy, Archbishop of Tobolsk and Siberia".

 

The object, which the collection of medals and badges started with, was acquired by the museum in 1909. This is an award medal "In memory of Japanese war of 1904-1905" (1906) made of light bronze. An item of special significance in the collection is a metal circle with a diameter of 2.7 cm, found in 1915 on the Isker by Vasily Nikolaevich Pignatti expedition. It is a sign (stamp) from Yermak’s chain-mail with the inscription "Prince Peter Shuisky’s", dating back to the 16th century.

 

 

Contemporary uniquely designed medals by the famous artist Gennady Ivanovich Pravotorov are also of great interest.  The museum has the medal series "Glorious town of Tobolsk" dedicated to eminent countrymen and outstanding individuals whose lives are linked with Tobolsk: writers Fyodor Dostoevsky and Alexander Nikolayevich Radishchev, Peter Pavlovich Yershov, Mikhail Stepanovich Znamensky and scientist Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev.

 

 

 

1. Badge "Head of a volost (District elder) / February 19, 1861". 1861 Copper. 5,4x4,3 cm, circle.

2.3. Volost judge badge. 1898 Copper. 5,0x4,9 cm, circle on a pin with chain.

4.5. Volost assessor metal plate. 1861 Copper. 5,0x4,8 cm, circle.

6. Round stamp with an inscription in the centre "Volost judge." The 2nd half of the 19th century. Metal. Height 3.2-cm, Diameter -3.4cm.

7. Round copper stamp of Turbinsky village head of Karachinskaya volost of  Tobolsk Province and county. 19th century. Copper. Height 3.0-cm, Diameter-3.5cm.

8.9. Beard-tax badge with an inscription “Money paid” 1705 Copper. 2,6x2,4 cm, round.

10. Banknote of China. 1/2. Series №57839 China. 1898 Paper, printing (two-sided 4 colours). 9,8h14,5 cm.

11. Banknote of China. China. 19th century (?). Paper, Printing (3 colours). 20,3x11,3 cm.

 

 

 

12. Banknote of China. China. 19th century(?). Paper (with a yellow background), printing (black). 18,8x11,0 cm.

13. Banknote of China. China. 19th century(?) . Paper, printing (3 colours). 21,9x9,7 cm.

14. 5 rouble banknote. Number 606 794 Russian Empire. 1791 Paper, printing. 16,0x12,8 cm.

15. The Loan letter on 2500 roubles by Tobolsk merchant Sedykh G.D. 2500 roubles Russian Empire. 1812 Cotton Paper, ink. 27,6x21,8 cm.

16. The Loan letter on 344 roubles by Tobolsk commoner Shepetov PA 344 roubles Russian Empire. 1820 Cotton Paper, ink. 27,5x22,4 cm.

17.18. State's bill of credit. 5 roubles. 1918 Paper, printing. 7,4x11,9 cm.

19.20. Russian coin. Mite. Peter I Russian Empire. 1707 Copper, coinage. Diameter-1.8cm.

21.22. Russian coin. Elizabeth I Russian Empire money. 1748 Copper, coinage. Diameter-2.4cm.

23.24. Siberian Coin. 10 cents Catherine II Russian Empire. 1777 Copper, coinage. Diameter-4.6cm.

25.26. Banknote. Stamp. 1 Russian kopek. 1916-1917 . Thin cardboard, printing. 3,0x2,4 cm.

 

27.28. Banknote. Stamp. 10 Russian kopeks. 1915 Thin cardboard, printing. 2,9x2,3 cm.

29. Provincial Administration  stamp. Late 19th - early XX century. Copper and wood. Height 16.2-cm, Diameter - 9.4 cm.

30.31. Wax pendant seal with a ribbon of Tobolsk Archbishop Amvrosiy (1806-1822). Early 19th century. Wax,  ribbon.  Diameter - 4.3-cm.

32.33. Award medal "In memory of the Japanese war of 1904-1905.". (eyelet mounting) Russia. 1906 Light bronze, coinage. Diameter-2.8 cm. circle.

34. The sign (stamp) from Yermak’s chain-mail with the inscription "Prince Peter Shuisky’s" Russia. 16th century. Metal. Diameter 2.7-cm, circle.

35. Commemorative Medal "Peter Pavlovich Yershov / 1815-1869". 1993,   yellow metal. Diameter-6.0 cm. Circle.

36. Commemorative Medal "Znamenskii MS." 2002 Bronze. Diameter-6.5 cm. Circle.

37. Commemorative Medal "Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev / 1834-1907". 1993 Yellow metal. Diameter-5.9 cm. Circle.

 

The bas-reliefs and medals based on  F.P. Tolstoy patterns

The Tobolsk museum-reserve numismatic collection has 24 bas-relief and medals made according to Count FP Tolstoy (1783-1873) patterns by carvers A. Klepikov and A. Lyalin. They are mostly symbolic figures representing the Russian army and people's militia, not individuals. Feodor Petrovich tried to make images that "anyone looking at the finished medal could guess the event it commemorates without having to read the sign”.

38. Commemorative medal "The battle of Maly Yaroslavets/ 1812." 1836 (?) White metal. Diameter-6.3 cm. Circle.

39. Commemorative medal "The battle of Kulm / 1813." 1836 White metal. Diameter-6.3 cm. Circle.

40. Commemorative medal "The battle of Leipzig / 1813." 1855 (?) White metal. Diameter-6.3 cm. Circle.

41. Commemorative medal " The Battle of Elisabethpol/ 1826." 1839 Tin, stamping. Diameter-6.4 cm. Circle.

42. Commemorative Medal "The capture of Erzurum/ 1829." 1839 Tin, stamping. Diameter-6.5 cm. Circle.

43. Bas-relief "In memory of the march through the Balkans in 1829". 1838 Tin. Diameter-6.5 cm. Circle.

44. Bas-relief "Crossing the Danube / 1828." 1837 Tin. Diameter-6.5 cm. Circle.

45. Bas-relief with the image of the Russian Empire coat of arms. 1837 Tin. Diameter-6.5 cm. Circle.

46. Bas-relief "The capture of Kars / 1828." 1839 Tin. Diameter-6.4 cm. Circle.

47. Bas-relief "The capture of Adrianople / 1829." 1838 Tin. Diameter-6.4 cm. Circle.

48. Bas-relief "The March through the Balkans / 1829." 1838 Tin. Diameter-6.5 cm. Circle.

49. Bas-relief "The Battle of Arcis-sur-Aube ". 1835 Tin. Diameter-6.4 cm. Circle.

50. Bas-relief “The Battle of Brienne / 1814." 1835 Tin. Diameter-6.4 cm. Circle.

51. Bas-relief "The Battle of Fère-Champenoise / 1814." 1836 Tin. Diameter-6.4 cm. The circle.

52. Bas-relief  "The feat of brig Mercury / 1829." 1838 Tin. Diameter-6.5 cm. Circle.

53. Bas-relief "The capture of Tabriz / 1827." 1839 Tin. Diameter-6.4 cm. Circle.

54. Bas-relief "Rodomysl 9th to 10th century." 1830. Tin. Diameter-6.4 cm. Circle.

55. Bas-relief "Peace to Europe / 1815." 1837 Tin. Diameter-6.5 cm. Circle.

56. Bas-relief "The surrender of fortresses Braila, Varna and others" 1828. 1838 Tin, Diameter - 6,4 cm. Circle.

57. Bas-relief "The complete defeat of two Turkish army corps/ 1829" 1839 Tin. Diameter-6.5 cm. Circle.

58. Bas-relief "The capture of Erivan fortress / 1829." 1839 Tin. Diameter-6.4 cm. Circle.

59. Bas-relief "Battle of Akhaltsikhe and the assault of this fortress / 1828." 1839 Tin. Diameter-6.4 cm. Circle.

60. Bas-relief "The battle at Kaczawskie/Katzbach Mountains / 1813." 1835 Tin. Diameter-6.4 cm. Circle.

61. Commemorative Medal "The liberation of Amsterdam / 1813." 1836 Tin, handmade. Diameter-6.5 cm. Circle.

 

Personal seals/stamps in the Tobolsk museum-reserve numismatic collection

Personal stamps were used by human beings since ancient times up to the 19th century as they had an important function - to certify the authenticity of the document and were used instead of signatures. The Coat-of-arms becomes the main image on the nobility personal stamps. Typically, lower classes’ stamps had the owner’s name or initials (monogram) or the emblem that reflected his professional activity.

62. Carved oval stamp. The 2nd half of the 19th century. Copper. 4,2x5,4 cm.

63. Stamp from the Ural stone with the inscription "A.A.  Knyazev." The 2nd half of the 19th century. Stone, carving. Height 2, 2 cm, Diameter-2.5cm.

64. Personal marble stamp. The 2nd half of the 19th century. Marble. Height 5.6 cm, top matrix: 2,5x2,1 cm, bottom matrix: 3,0x2,7 cm.

65. Personal marble stamp with the inscription "A.D. Morskiy.". The 2nd half of the 19th century. Marble. 6,0x2,5x2,5 cm.

66. Cut crystal stamp with the inscription, "J.H. Butlitskiy". The 2nd half of the 19th century. Crystal. 1,4x1,6x1,3 cm.

67. Wax Seal with an ivory handle with the monogram "SE". The 2nd half of the 19th century. Metal, bone. 6,9x2,4x2,1 cm.

68. Smoky rock crystal stamp with the image of a heraldic shield with military trappings. The 2nd half of the 19th century. Crystal. 7,7x3,1x2,8 cm.

69. Personal metal stamp with the inscription "E. Zaborowski." The 2nd half of the 19th century. Metal. 5,3x2,3x1,9 cm.

70. Personal stamp "Kleptsov Yakov Semenovich, a veterinarian." 1933-1940-ies. Wood, rubber (?). Height-5.0 cm, Diameter 3.0 cm.

71. Personal stamp of I.J. Koganitsky. 1922 wood, rubber. 7,4x5,2x0,8 cm.

72. Personal stamp from Ural stone. 19th century (?). Stone. 4,8x2,5x2,3 cm.

73. Stamp of merchant Ephraim Pachtov. 19th century. Copper, casting. Height 4.0-cm, Diameter-2.4cm.

74. Copper stamp with a wooden handle "Popov V.P., Small loans Inspector." 19th century. Metal, wood. Height 10.0 cm, Diameter-2.6cm.

 

Commemorative coins of the Soviet Union in the Tobolsk museum-reserve numismatic collection

Since 1965 the Soviet Union began to produce commemorative coins, dedicated to memorable events, historic and cultural figures anniversaries, as well as a variety of buildings, monuments and animals. Unlike regular coinage coins intended for everyday circulation commemorative coins were produced for collectors. The coins were issued in honour of various historical events, such as, for example, the October Revolution anniversary, outstanding personalities' anniversaries: M.V. Lomonosov, A.M. Gorky, L.N. Tolstoy, Alexander Popov, V.I. Lenin and many others. The largest series of Soviet commemorative coins was released in honour of the 1980 Olympic Games.

 

75.76. USSR Coin. The 300th anniversary of Russian printer Ivan Fyodorov’s death (1510-1583).[OR1]  1 USSR rouble. 1983 White metal, coinage. A 3.1-cm.

77.78. Coin of the USSR. In memory of 20th anniversary of the first human flight into space 1961-1981. 1 USSR rouble. 1981 White metal. Diameter 3.1-cm.

79.80. Coin of the USSR. In memory of the 125th anniversary of A.S. Popov’s birth (1859-1906). 1 USSR rouble. 1984 White metal. Diameter 3.1-cm.

81.82. Coin of the USSR. In memory of 115th anniversary of V.I. Lenin’s birth (1870-1924 gg.). 1 USSR rouble. 1985 White metal. Diameter 3.1-cm.

83.84. Coin of the USSR. In memory of 115th anniversary of V.I. Lenin birth (1870-1924). 1 USSR rouble. 1985 White metal. Diameter 3.1-cm.

85.86. Coin of the USSR. In memory of the 20th anniversary of the V. Tereshkova’s flight into space. 1 USSR rouble. 1983 White metal. Diameter 3.1-cm.

87,88. Coin of the USSR. In honour of the 100th anniversary of Soviet-Bulgarian friendship. 1 USSR rouble. 1981 White metal. Diameter 3.1-cm.

89.90. Coin of the USSR. In honour of the 22nd Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980, 1 rouble of the USSR. 1978 White metal. Diameter 3.1-cm.

91.92. Coin USSR. In honour of the 22nd Olympic Games in Moscow 1980 1 USSR rouble. 1979 White metal. Diameter 3.1-cm.

93.94. Coin of the USSR. In honour of the 22nd Olympic Games in Moscow 1980 1 USSR rouble. 1980 White metal. Diameter 3.1-cm.

95.96. Coin of the USSR. In honour of the 22nd Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980, 1 rouble of the USSR. 1979 White metal. Diameter 3.1-cm.

97.98. Coin of the USSR. In memory of 20th anniversary of the first human flight into space Y. Gagarin 1961-1981. 1 USSR rouble. 1981 White metal. Diameter 3.1-cm.

99,100. Coin of the USSR. In memory of Russian printer Ivan Fyodorov (1510-1583). 1 USSR rouble. 1983 White metal . Diameter 3.1-cm.

101,102. Coin of the USSR. In honour of the International Year of Peace. 1 USSR rouble. 1986 White metal . Diameter 3.1-cm.

103,104. Coin of the USSR. In honour of the 12th World Festival of Youth and Students in Moscow in 1985, 1 rouble of the USSR. 1985 White metal. Diameter 3.1-cm.

105,106. Coin of the USSR. In honour of the 22nd Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980, 1 rouble of the USSR. 1980 White metal . Diameter 3.1-cm.

107,108. Coin of the USSR. In memory of the 275th anniversary of M.V. Lomonosov’s birth (1711-1765). 1 USSR rouble. 1986 White metal . Diameter 3.1-cm.

109,110. Coin of the USSR. In memory of the 165th anniversary of Friedrich Engels’s birth (1820-1895). 1 USSR rouble. 1985 White metal . Diameter 3.1-cm.

111,112. Coin of the USSR. In memory of the 70th October Revolution anniversary. 1 USSR rouble. 1987 White metal, coinage. Diameter 3.1-cm.

113,114. Coin of the USSR. 175th Anniversary of the Battle of Borodino. 1 USSR rouble. 1987 Copper-Nickel, coinage. Diameter 3.1-cm.

115,116. Coin of the USSR. 50 years of the Soviet power. 15 USSR kopecks. 1967 White metal , coinage. Diameter-1.9cm.

117.118. Coin of the USSR. 50 years of the Soviet power. 20 USSR kopecks. 1967 White metal , coinage Diameter-2.2 cm.

119,120. Coin of the USSR. 50 years of the Soviet power. 15 USSR kopecks. 1967 White metal , coinage. Diameter-1.9cm.

121,122. Coin of the USSR. 70th  anniversary of Great October Socialist Revolution. 1 USSR rouble. 1987 Copper-Nickel, coinage Diameter-3.1 cm.

123.124. Coin of the USSR. 120 years since A.M. Gorky’s birth (1868-1936). 1 USSR rouble. 1988 Copper-Nickel, coinage. Diameter 3.1-cm.

125,126. Coin of the USSR. 100 years since V.I. Lenin’s birth (1870-1924). 1 USSR rouble. 1970 Copper-Nickel, coinage. Diameter 3.1-cm.

127,128. Coin of the USSR. 50 years of the Soviet power. 1 USSR rouble. 1967 Copper-Nickel, coinage. Diameter 3.1-cm.

129.130. Coin of the USSR. In memory of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935). 1 USSR rouble. 1987 Copper-Nickel, coinage. Diameter 3.1-cm.

131.132. Coin of the USSR. To the 160th anniversary of L. Tolstoy’s birth (1828-1910). 1 USSR rouble. 1988 Copper-Nickel, coinage. Diameter 3.1-cm.

133.134. Coin of the USSR. 50 years of the Soviet power. 15 USSR kopecks. 1967 Nickel, coinage. Diameter-1.9cm.

135.136. Coin of the USSR. 50 years of the Soviet power. 10 USSR kopecks. 1967 White metal , coinage. Diameter-1.7 cm.

137,138. Coin of the USSR. In memory of M. Lermontov (1814-1841). 1 USSR rouble. 1989 Copper-Nickel, coinage. Diameter 3.1-cm.

139.140. Coin of the USSR. 22nd  Olympic Games. Moscow. 1980 1 USSR rouble. 1978 White metal . Diameter 3.1-cm.

141,142. Coin of the USSR. 22nd  Olympic Games. Moscow. 1980 1 USSR rouble. 1977 Copper-Nickel. Diameter 3.1-cm.

143.144. Coin of the USSR. 120 years since A.M. Gorky’s birth (1868-1936). 1 USSR rouble. 1988 Copper-Nickel. Diameter 3.1-cm.

145.146. Coin of the USSR. The Pokrovsky Cathedral (Cathedral of the Intercession on the Moat). Moscow. 1561 5 USSR roubles. 1989 Copper-Nickel, coinage. Diameter-3.5 cm.

147.148. Coin of the USSR. M. Mussorgsky (1839-1881). 1 USSR rouble. 1989 Copper-Nickel. Diameter 3.1-cm.

149.150. Coin of the USSR. T.G. Shevchenko (1814-1861). 1 USSR rouble. 1989 Copper-Nickel, coinage. Diameter 3.1-cm.

151.152. Coin of the USSR. Friedrich Engels (1820-1895). 1 USSR rouble. 1985 Copper-Nickel, coinage. Diameter 3.1-cm.

153,154. Coin of the USSR. The State  Bank. Moscow. 19th century. 5 USSR roubles. 1991 White metal . Diameter-3.5 cm.

155.156. Coin of the USSR. 175th Anniversary of the Battle of Borodino. 1 USSR rouble. 1987 White metal . Diameter 3.1-cm.

157.158. Coin of the USSR. 175th Anniversary of the Battle of Borodino. 1 USSR rouble. 1987 White metal . Diameter 3.1-cm.

159.160. Coin of the USSR. In memory of the 165th anniversary of Friedrich Engels’s birth (1820-1895). 1 USSR rouble. 1985 White metal . Diameter 3.1-cm.

161.162. Coin of the USSR.  The State Bank. Moscow. 19th century. 5 USSR roubles 1991 White metal, industrial coinage. Diameter-3.5 cm.

163.164. Coin of the USSR. Cathedral of the Archangel. Moscow. 1508 5 USSR roubles. 1991 White metal, industrial coinage. Diameter-3.5 cm.

165.166. Coin of the USSR. Yerevan. Matenadaran. 5 USSR roubles. 1990 White metal. Diameter-3.5 cm.

167.168. Coin of the USSR. Mihai Eminescu (1850-1889). 1 USSR rouble. 1989 White metal . Diameter 3.1-cm.

169,170. Coin of the USSR. Janis Rainis (1865-1929). 1 USSR rouble. 1990 White metal . Diameter 3.1-cm.

171.172. Coin of the USSR. Armenia. The territory of earthquake - mercy - creation. 07/12/1988. 3 USSR roubles. 1989 White metal . Diameter-3.3cm.

173.174. Coin of the USSR. 100 years since V.I. Lenin’s birth (1870-1924). 1 USSR rouble. 1970 White metal . Diameter 3.1-cm.

 [OR1]Мне кажется, тут ошибка и должно быть 400 лет со дня смерти Федорова