The collection of orders and medals covers the period from the 17th century to the present day and comprises more than 4,600 pieces. Its main components are the collections of phaleristics (Russian and foreign orders and decorations), commemorative medals (Russian, foreign and modern original medals), sphragistics (seals), and statutes of Russian orders.

The high artistic quality of the exhibits and their memorabilia is the bright feature of the collection. Many orders and medals belonged either to Russian and foreign rulers, members of the Royal family or prominent statesmen.

The jewel of the collection is the rarest insignia of the English Order of the Garter from the 17th century, relics of the Order of Malta (including the Maltese Crown),orders and awards from the time of Peter the Great.


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