Precious Metals Collection
In the collection of Grodekovo museum about 3 thousand items are items containing precious metals and/or stones.
More than 2300 of them are silver coins: old Russian dengas of the 15th-16th centuries, 5th century drachmas, dirhams of the 10th-17th centuries, as well as Turkish pairs, Japanese hays, Polish groschen, Prussian thalers, Austrian krones and Kreuzers, German pennings and stamps of the 19th - early 20th centuries.
In 1987, a treasure trove of silver and copper coins numbering 1,087 items was found near Istomin Street (near house 18), in which 858 silver Russian coins in denominations of "5, 10, 15 and 20 kopecks" from 1853 to 1917 were found. The coins were packed in rolls of thick paper and placed in an earthen jar. The total weight of the treasure was 6 kg. Coins from this collection are represented at the exposition "The Russian Exploration of the Amur Region in the second half of the 19th - early 20th centuries".
The collection of precious metals includes 234 phaleristic objects. These are mainly awards, commemorative medals, badges and insignia of Russia, the USSR and the Russian Federation from the early 19th century up to the present time, as well as awards of foreign countries (Italy, Germany, Japan, etc.) from the late 19th - mid 20th centuries.
A silver tray decorated with the applied coat of arms of the Amur Region is a unique item of the collection. The tray was presented in 1884 to the first Governor-General of the Amur region, Baron A.N. Korfu, by the city society of Blagoveshchensk on his assumption of office.
The silver cover from a photo album of the Amur Cossack Regiment of 1888-1898, a chin plate made in the jewelry workshop of I.P. Khlebnikov and a silver sculpture "The Amur Cossack" (represented in the exposition "The Development of the Amur Region by Russia in the second half of the 19th - early 20th centuries") are of great value for the museum collection. The items were given to the museum after the Civil War in the Far East ended in the 1920s and 1940s.