Minor Seal of Peter II. Small wall plaque cast in hard white wax and distressed from an original. Double eagle with three crowns and inscription proclaiming Peter Emperor of Russia. Wax casting is from the late 1980's. Like new condition. 3" diameter. 1 only, as shown.
Peter II (1715-1730) was Emperor of Russia from 1727 until his untimely death. He was the grandson of Peter the Great, who died in 1725 and was succeeded by his second wife, Catherine I. She reigned for two years and upon death, Peter II ascended to the throne. In actuality, it was the powerful minister, Alexander Menshikov (1673-1729) who controlled Peter and was ruler de facto. On the day Peter was to marry Ekaterina Dolgorukova, he died from illness. Buried in the Cathedral of the Archangel in the Moscow Kremlin, he is the only post-Petrine Russian monarch laid there. The direct male line of the Romanov dynasty came to an end, and he was succeeded by Anna Ivanovna, daughter of Peter the Great's half-brother.