In Russia the word "Altyn" was called the 6 coins "Denga", the word has Tatar roots. The concept is so firmly entrenched in the Russian language, under Peter I, it was decided to mint a coin of this value, equated with 6 free money or 3 cents. Later on Altynov refused. Coin of this type was produced in 1704, 1711 and 1713-1714 years, and in 1711-1712 and 1718 with the designation "altanic".
The front and back sides surrounded by a bezel with floral ornament (its partial absence is not a marriage).
The obverse of the coin in the middle in two lines, nominal value - "АЛТЫН НИКЪ" above it are three raised dots arranged horizontally. At the bottom the year of issue of the old Slavonic letters ("҂АѰИI"- "1718").
The reverse of the coin depicts St. George on horseback slaying a serpentine dragon with wings. The image is well detailed.
The photo shows the instances from the exposition of the State Hermitage Museum that have a number: HE-R-2-3301, IT-R-2-3305.
Varieties of alternica sample of 1718:
1718 (the denomination in two lines - "АЛТЫН НИКЪ" the rider without cloak);
1718 (the denomination in two lines - "АЛТЫН НИКЪ" rider in a cloak);
1718 (the denomination in two lines - "АЛТЫН НИКЪ" rider in a cloak, an inverted "L".