MILITARY Badge of the 145th Novocherkassk Infantry Regiment
Extremely collectable Russian military badge. Silver, enameled, gilded, issued at 1909.
Gold Maltese cross covered in white enamel. In the centre of the cross is the large gold cypher of the Emperor Alexander III beneath the gold Imperial crown and on the horizontal rays are the gold cyphers of the Emperors Paul I and Nicholas II beneath gold Imperial crowns.
Reference: V.Kempf. Imperial military badges of Russia, item 18.104.22.168, R2, price in XF condition is $3.000.
History of sale :On Gelos in Moscow at #38 auction lot 331 in 2006 the same badge in bronze was sold for $1800(three years ago !!)
Estimate price: $2000 – $2500.