W.K House Clearance

W.K House Clearance-£10k Gold Medals Found In House Clearance Dorset

House Clearance Dorset


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Two imperial Russian medals from the reign of Catherine the Great have been discovered at a house clearance in Dorset.

They are up for auction on the 12 march and expect to fetch more than £10,000 the medals dating from 1770 and 1763 are in exceptional condition, one commemorates the moving of the “thunder stone”  the granite monolith for the monument of Catherine II’s husband Phillip I and the second depicts the establishment of the Foundling Hospital in Moscow.

Auctioneer Timothy Medhurst said ” despite the coins age they had been ‘hardly handled’ and came from a ‘golden age of russian history “.

The coins measuring over 5cm each will be auctioned off at Dukes in Dorchester where they were found in a house clearance.

 

 

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