European Jewish financier (1777-1836) who founded his family’s famous banking dynasty and handled Allied loans for the campaign against Napoleon. Rothschild helped to ensure Britain’s preeminence as a financial market when bonds he handled as an investment banker were denominated in sterling and the interest made payable to London in pounds. Among the powers availing themselves of the new arrangements was Czarist Russia, which floated a loan for £3,500,000 in 1822. Partly-printed DS, in Russian, English, and French, signed “N. Rothschild,” one page, 9 x 14, March 1, 1822. Russian imperial bond for 960 rubles, signed in the upper right margin in ink by Rothschild. Mounted, matted, and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 23 x 20.5. In very good to fine condition, with light soiling, and light stains along the central vertical fold from apparent old tape repairs on the back.