Russian Imperial Credentials (First page, formally announcing the titles of Czar Nicholas I1)
Russian, nineteenth century
34.5 x 24.8 cm
This is another example of National Credential, presented by the Czar of Russia to the Ch'ing empire.
On the 14th day, third month, 22rid year of the Kuang-hsu reign (Russian calendar: May 14, 1896; Western calendar: May 26, 1896), Minister Li Hung-chang attended the coronation of Czar Nicholas II and received these Russian Imperial Credentials written in Russian and addressed to the Chinese emperor; he brought this document back to China in June 21, 1896.
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