The catalog "Commemorative tokens of Imperial Russia" gives the most complete information about commemorative tokens of the imperial period, both accumulated by predecessors and obtained as a result of their own searches and observations. The book lists the circulations of most tokens, their varieties according to stamps and herding design. The description of the tokens is accompanied by small historical references about the events and persons to whom they are dedicated. Tables summarizing the information are put together and given for the convenience of the reader at the end of the book.
The catalog will find its readers from among museum workers, collectors who are passionate about numismatics, and historians.
The catalog "Tokens of 1917" presents more than 250 objects of medal art in color, which are systematized by three time periods: the reign of Nicholas I, the stay in power of the Provisional Government and the rule of the Bolsheviks. The tokens were issued in memory of the most striking, crucial, politically important events, so the author sought to preserve the chronological sequence in the structure of the catalog. The main part of the catalog was the own collection of Igor Rudenko, a famous collector of tokens of imperial Russia. The undoubted value of the publication is also the fact that the author has combined on the pages of the catalog scattered collections of tokens from 1917, stored in various museums around the world and from private collectors.
The publication includes extensive historical material - explanatory notes and comments. Navigation in the book is simple and convenient, as tokens have end-to-end numbering, a search engine for legends and obverse tokens provides easy orientation in information and visual material.
For the first time, this catalog systematically presents the most complete collection of Nuremberg counting tokens (rechenpfennings) related to a special direction - Russika.
The main part of the catalog was Igor Rudenko's own collection of the famous collector of tokens of imperial Russia, as well as tokens from the collections of museums of the world and other private collections. The book presents 173 monuments, systematized and chronologically, starting with tokens with portraits of Peter II and ending with objects with the image of Nicholas I, minted in Nuremberg in the XVIII - XIX centuries. The actual material for the publication is gathered from dozens of archival documents, catalogs and rare books dedicated to the Nuremberg masters and their craft. The book is equipped with a device for searching tokens by legends and images, which greatly facilitates navigation, and a duplicate translation into English and German.
The catalog will find its readers from among museum workers, collectors, keen numismatics, and historians.
On the pages of this catalog, for the first time, all the currently known beard signs numismatic monuments dedicated to one of the reforms of Peter the Great - the ban on wearing a beard and mustache are presented. Along with the originals 1698, 1705, 1724 and 1725 the book also describes the newly made signs minted at a later time. The main part of the catalog was made up of the author's own collection, as well as signs from museum collections of the world. The book is provided with extensive reference materials, historical documents that served as the basis for the coinage of the bearded signs and their release into circulation, a search engine for images, as well as a translation of both English and German. The catalog will find its readers from among museum workers, collectors, keen numismatics and historians.
The proposed multi-volume edition is devoted to tokens for the events of Russian history - monuments known since the end of the XVIII century as a small form of a medal. The author sought not only to systematically present the complete collection of Russian tokens, but also to give a certain historical panorama in the context of which these unique works of medal art were created. Images of objects are accompanied by a description of the obverse and reverse, information about the weight, size, degree of rarity, place of minting and storage, as well as about historical events and people to whom they are dedicated.
The analysis of the numismatic material array made it possible to systematize tokens by thematic sign, which allowed to show their diversity, functional variety and specific features.
This publication is based on the results of survey work in numismatic collections of museums of the world, supplemented by collectible material from private collections. Some images of tokens are being shown for the first time.
The book is provided with extensive reference material, historical documents, an image search engine and legends. The catalog will find its readers from among museum workers, collectors who are passionate about numismatics, and historians.