Token of the Blue Cross society
Gilded silver with enamel
The token has a diamond shape and bears a blue cross and the inscription "BLUE
CROSS SOCIETY". The diamond is crowned by a fireman's helmet.
This piece was produced by the Faberge company and comes from Nicholas
II's numismatic collection.
It was intended for those who made donations to the Blue Cross Society,
founded in 1897 and alternatively known as the All-Russian Society
of the Mutual Assistance of Firefighters. The society aimed to provide
financial assistance to firefighters and their families in the event
of death or disability.
The token bears the mark of the maker (the craftsman) and another
with the initials of the assayer Yakov Liapunov