Russian Imperial graduation Badge of the Nikholaevsky Corps of Cadets in St. Petersburg, 1913
Badge, marking the graduation from Nikholaevsky Corps of Cadets in St Petersburg, 1913.
Silver oxidized double-headed eagle of the Nicholas I period under three gold Imperial crowns. On the breast of the eagle there is a silver star of the order of St. Andrew the First-Called. The eagle holds in its claws a gold shield covered with red enamel on which there is the gold monogram of Nicholas I. Above the shield there is a gold ribbon passing over the eagle’s claws. The ribbon has the colors of the girdles worn by the cadets of the corps: a black longitudinal stripe in the middle, and two red stripes along the edges. Red enamel is new.
Reference: Patrikeev, Boinovich. Brest badges of Russia, item 1.8.11. On auction Gelos in Moscow five years ago the same badge was estimate for $4000 (auction 30, lot 444, 2005).
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