[In Russian] CATHERINE II PATRON: Half-length portrait of Catherine II, crowned and dressed in bejeweled court dress, r.
[In Russian] BE ALWAYS THUS FIRM/in ex: ST. PETERSBURG IMPERIAL ACADEMY OR ARTS/ INAUGURATED/JUNE 28 1765: Stone block amidst sea waves at center, with attributes of art, sculpture and architecture atop
PETRVS ALEXEEWITZ .M.D.TZAR M.D.MOSCOV. [PETER ALEXEEVICH, BY THE GRACE OF GOD, GREAT TSAR AND GRAND DUKE OF MOSCOW]: Bust of Peter I, laureated, cuirassed and draped, r.
QUA . VICIT . VICTOS . PROTEGIT . ILLE . MANU . Claud./in ex: VICTA . ASOF . MOCHIS . 1696 / FACTA . CONCESSAQUE / PACE . 1700[BY THE SAME HAND BOTH WINS, AND PROTECTS DEFEATED. CLAUD/in ex: AZOV CONQUERED BY MUSCOVITES IN 1696, PEACE ENDORSED AND CONFIRMED IN 1700]: Peter I, in traditional Russian royal attire, std. l., leaning onto oval shield with Russian coat of arms; Ceres with cornucopia behind him, to r.; at l., Russian warrior presenting to him a chained kneeling woman in city crown symbolizing Asof
D.G. Elisabeta. AVGVSTA. OMN. ROSS.: Bust of Elizabeth, crowned and dressed in bejeweled court gown, r.
LITEMVT DISCERNE RET ARVIS./in ex: POSITI AGRIS LIMITES/D. XIII. MAY./MDCCLIX: Justice with measure pole in l. hand, at center, wih her l. foot resting upon Discord, kneeling at l., with snake in l. hand; obelisk with double eagle atop at r.; surveying instrument on stand at l.; in background, two people surveying land.
[In Russian]: BY THE GRACE OF GOD CATHERINE II EMPRESS AND ALL-RUSSIAN AUTOCRAT: Bust of Catherine II, laureated and draped in ermine mantel, r.
[In Russian]: HERE IS A PEACEFUL PLACE OF REFUGE./in ex: MAY 21 1779: Figure of Faith, with cross, seated on draped pedestal with open book, accepting olive branch from hands of two kneeling Christians, and pointing with r. hand to Russian fortress; at left, crowd of people exiting gates of Turkish fortress