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Francis Joseph I

Austrian
1848


Object Place: Europe, Austria

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 31 mm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

29.169

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably gilt-bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Francis Josehp I (1830-1916), emperor of Austria, with attached modeled crown and hanging loop and ring attached at top.

Obverse: Profile bust of Francis Joseph looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “*FRANCISCVS·IOS·I·D·G·IMP·AVST·REX·BOH·ETC·ET·REX·APOST·HVNG·”.

Reverse: Inscribed in wreath “SIGNVM/LAUDIS”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "*FRANCISCVS·IOS·I·D·G·IMP·AVST·REX·BOH·ETC·ET·REX·APOST·HVNG·".

Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "SIGNVM/LAUDIS".

Provenance

By 1929, Wolf Kostakowsky, Mattapan, MA; 1929, sold by Kostakowsky to the MFA for $518 [see note 1]. (Accession date: January 17, 1929)

NOTES:

[1] Five hundred numismatics, MFA accession numbers 29.159 through 29.658, were purchased from Mr. Kostakowsky for a total price of $518.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund