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Russian Badge Silver 1898 (Navy?)

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The top shield under the Tsar’s crown seems to show two anchors.

On the back there are silver and maker's marks (which?).

Though it seems to be Russian there are Latin letters on it.

Who can help?

Thanks in advance!

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On the back there are silver and maker's marks (which?).

What we have here is initials of the control assay inspector "ЯЛ" - Яков Ляпунов/Yakov Lyapunov

Inspector of St. Petersburg District Assay Administration.

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Personal maker mark AT

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The top shield under the Tsar’s crown seems to show two anchors.

This is coat of arms of St.Peterburg

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Can`t figure out what s.p.e.k.w.a.s. stands for ...

Could be some masonic society.

Also in 1898 the was art-craft and handicraft exhibition in St. Petersburg.

Though they issued special jetton to commemorate it.

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A connection with the 1898 art-craft and handicraft exhibition in St. Petersburg would make sense as there are many tools to be seen on the badge which do not seem to be masonic in that combination.

Why would they use latin letters?

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So it is probably not a military item at all.

No connection with military ;)

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Why would they use latin letters?

Who knowns...

Could be because it is masonic society jetton.

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Yep.

Could be Tillander.

Very famouse maker

http://www.tillander.fi/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/flash/en/index.swf

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