Czar Alexander II of Russia

Czar Alexander II Rare Signed Illuminated Manuscript

Czar Alexander II Rare Signed Illuminated Manuscript

Gorgeous vellum manuscript DS, in Cyrillic, seven pages on four sheets, 12.75 x 18, no date. Remarkable hand-illuminated document by which Emperor Alexander II of Russia grants Adam Ilyin Galonen a coat of arms.

The document describes Galonen's career as a medical officer in the Russian Navy, in which he earned numerous accolades including "the Highest Grace for the participation in Helsingfors batteries defence during the British and French bombardment of Sveaborg fortress." The document features a gorgeous painting of a heraldic crest which depicts "a silver three-masted battleship on a blue shield…crowned with a noble helmet and crown," and grants Galonen permission to "use, in accordance with his will and desire, the described above Coat of Arms in all decent and appropriate cases, letters, seals, on houses and domestic tools and wherever his honour and other circumstances require." Prominently signed at the conclusion by Alexander II. The document is contained in a large green velvet 13 x 18.5 presentation folder. Wear and damage to the covers of the presentation folder, but the handsome document itself is in clean, fine condition. Accompanied by a complete English translation. An absolutely stunning document, featuring marvelous hand-decorated ornate borders in addition to the large, detailed painting of the coat of arms. A similar one just fetched nearly $30,000 at Christies in 2016.

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