Russia - Imperial: Imperial Russian Society of the Red Cross Jetton, silver-gilt and enamels, russian hallmarks with silver number ’84’ and makers initials ‘BA’. Scarce.
Condition: pin fitting slightly buckled, enamel very slight chipped in places, overall Very Fine.
The Russian Red Cross is one of the world’s oldest humanitarian organisations, established by the imperial family in 1867. The Mission of the organisation is to prevent and alleviate human suffering during armed conflicts, natural disasters and peace-time, to protect human life and health and to insure respect for human dignity.