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Neva Prize

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage

About this object

In form of round locket. In center is a miniature of the Neva with the Fortress of Saint Peter and Paul with inscriptions. Below is the coat of arms of St. Petersburg in red enamel surmounted by the imperial crown in gold. Locket is encircled by diamonds. At top is the imperial crown in gold, diamonds and two cabochon rubies. Inside is a photograph of Lazareff, owner of Galilee, the horse who won the prize.

Object name:
Neva Prize
Made from:
Gold -- diamond -- rubies
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg
Date made:
overall __2 5/8" __1 1/8"
overall __6.67 cm __2.86 cm

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION __on front: I. Ts. P. S. Cyrillic Prize of Neva river in Cyrillic (Priz reki Nevyi); on back: "Galilei" in Cyrillic, August 1, 1904 in Cyrillic __ __Letters I. Ts. P. S. O. may stand for Imperial Central Petersburg Horse-Racing Society (Imperatorskoe Tsentral'noe Peterburgskoe Skakovoe Obschestvo)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973