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Francis Joseph I

Austrian
1912


Object Place: Europe, Austria

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 58 mm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.188

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Francis Joseph I (1830-1916), emperor of Austria. Inscribed on edge “WYSTAWA ARCHITEKTURY W KRAKOWLE 1912”.

Obverse: Profile bust of Francis Joseph I looking to proper left, wearing a laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “FRANCISCVS·IOSEPHVS·I·D·G·AVSTRIAE·IMPERATRO·ET·HVNGARIAE·REX·APOST*”.

Reverse: Woman seated with hammer and tools behind her, being crowned by a winged cupid; inscribed at edge “NAGRODA HONOROWA C·K·MINISTERSTWA ROBÓT PUBLICZNYCH*” and below “JOS [Tautenhayn Fec.]”.

Inscription

Inscribed on edge "WYSTAWA ARCHITEKTURY W KRAKOWLE 1912".

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "FRANCISCVS·IOSEPHVS·I·D·G·AVSTRIAE·IMPERATRO·ET·HVNGARIAE·REX·APOST*".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "NAGRODA HONOROWA C·K·MINISTERSTWA ROBÓT PUBLICZNYCH*" and below "JOS [Tautenhayn Fec.]".

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