Reverse: [In Russian] BEHOLD AS I LEAVE YOU BEHIND/in ex: DECEASED . 28/JANUARY . 1725 - Above, center: Peter the Great in suite of armor being taken away to heaven by Eternity who holds coiled up snake in r. hand; below, stg. crowned female figure representing Russia, l., with orb and scepter on cushioned stool at her l. and attributes of science, arts, and trade at r. At far r., a laurel tree; in background, a galleon and a sailing ship at sea.
This specimen is a later copy of the medal originally designed by Anton Schultz and struck at St. Petersburg in 1725 in commemoration of Peter the Great's death in the same year. The die-stamps for ANS medal were cut by Samoila Yudin.