"Rare Medaille:les Décabristes Eck Et Durand :1839-1863"
Very rare medal on "the Decabrists", the first Russian revolutionaries on December 14, 1825, under the influence of the French revolution .... May be unique medal of this time, because issued in France between 1839 and 1863, shortly after this event, harshly repressed by the Tsar .. This subject was published in medal in Russia only after the Russian revolution, or they became heroes of the revolution. The founders, Eck and Durand exercised from 1839 to 1863, which allows this medal to be dated. The Decembrist insurrection or Decabrist insurrection - from Russian: декабрь, dekabr, "December" - is an attempted military coup d'état which took place publicly in Saint Petersburg on December 14, 1825 (26 December 1825 in the Gregorian calendar) in order to obtain a constitution from Nicolas I. The insurrection was harshly suppressed by the new emperor (see Wikipedia). in July 1826, the decabrists P. Pestel, K. Ryleïev, P. Kakhovski, S. Mouraviov-Apostol and M. Bestoujev-Rioumine were executed by order of the Tsar). large dimensions for a medal: 12.5cms in diameter without the frame. 17.5cms with the original frame.