Russian empire. 1900. Anniversary badge for awarding firefighters of the Yaroslavl province. The badge is made in the form of a figured shield in silver with applied details (the coat of arms of the city of Yaroslavl - a bear with a axe and an Imperial crown) and is covered with three-color hot enamel. To the right of the coat of arms attributes of firefighters: a ladder and a hook. On the reverse engraved "Established by the Provincial Zemstvo Assembly 9 detsember 1900." Judging by the engraving, this is a trial (signal) copy made for approval by the provincial authorities (usually the reverse was engraved with the name of the recipient and the date.)
Silver, hot enamel. Namesake of the master "VG" - Grishin V. S.-owner of the workshop of silver products and oval assay stamp: "Delta" head in the headdress, the sample 84. Size 27*45mm. Excellent condition!!!