Diakov, M. E. Medals of the Russian Empire. Part 1, 1672-1725. Russia, 2004. 216 pages, b/w illustrations throughout, rarity guide. Casebound.
Superseding the only previous text on this subject, Smirnov’s, ‘Description of Russian Medals’. This series of books, published almost 100 years later, looks at the medals produced in the Russian Empire from the beginning of the reign of Peter the Great in 1672, through to 1900. With 1:1 images, and text in both Russian and English, this is now the most complete and comprehensive guide to Russian medals available.