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The Cesma Sea Battle

Date of Issue
Catalogue number
The Age of the Enlightenment. The XVIII century
Date of Issue
Catalogue number
150 rubles
Metal, fineness
Platinum 999/1000
Total weight, g
15.67 (±0.11)
Fine metal content not less than, g
Diameter, mm
28.6 (-0.25)
Thickness, mm
1.50 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs


in the centre of the disc, in the circle of dots - the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (two-headed eagle with wings down), under it to the left – indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre - the mint trade mark, to the right – the fine metal content; along the rim – semicircular inscriptions divided by two doubled rhombuses, on the top – the denomination and year of issue: "150 РУБЛЕЙ 1992" (150 RUBLES 1992), at the bottom: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA).


in the centre of the disc - the relief depiction of three sailing ships in puffs of smoke and a boat in a scene of the battle, along the rim – semicircular inscriptions, above: "ЭПОХА ПРОСВЕЩЕНИЯ. ХVIII ВЕК" (THE AGE OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT. THE XVIII CENTURY), below: "ЧЕСМЕНСКОЕ СРАЖЕНИЕ" (THE CESMA SEA BATTLE).


The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: I.S. Komshilov
Mint: Leningrad Mint (ЛМД)
The edge: 240 corrugations

The Cesma Sea Battle was one of the major sea-fights of the Russian-Turkish war of 1768-1774. The Russian fleet under the command of Admiral G.A. Spiridov blocked the Turkish fleet in the Bay of Cesma on the coast of Asia Minor and routed it. It ensured Russia instituting control over the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles.

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