The Orb and Scepter of Tsar Alexei l of Russia

The Orb and Scepter of Tsar Alexei l of Russia.
•Orb ~ Istanbul,Turkey 1662. Belonged to Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich I.
•Sceptre ~ Instanbul,Turkey 1658. Belonged to Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich I. Аppearance of the new sceptre and orb in the Russian treasury is connected with the name of the new Tsar — Alexei Mikhailovich Romanov, the son of Mikhail Feodorovich. Romanov. The place of creation was Istanbul, the capital of the Islamic state. It must have been caused by the fact the majority of first-class Istanbul jewelers were Greek, whose art was well-known and appreciated in Russia. The political point may have been the most important. Istanbul of the XVIIth century- was the former Constantinople, the former heart of the Orthodox World, named the second Rome by Russian writers in the late XVth century. That time, they called Moscow the heir to Byzantium, the third and the last Rome. In the reign of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich I, the political doctrine of Ivan II’s epoch became popular, and the royal order hinted it. According to the date on the scepter, it was executed in 1658. There is a legend, it was presented to the Tsar by a Greek Ivan Anastasov. In archives there are records the orb with already mentioned barmas were brought to Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich by a Greek, Istanbul citizen, Ivan Yuriev in 1662

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