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Lot 16

A RUSSIAN ENAMELLED BEAKER 'THE CUP OF SORROWS'

as distributed to the public to mark the coronation of Nicholas II in May 1896, 10cm high

Note: A stampede amongst revellers celebrating the coronation, caused partly by rumours that these commemorative beakers each contained a gold coin, led to 1,389 deaths at Khodynka Field, Moscow.

Estimate: £80 - £150
Hammer price: £750
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

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