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Franz Joseph I

Austrian
1849


Object Place: Europe, Austria

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

29.171

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Franz Joseph I (1848-1916), emperor of Austria, with hanging loop and ring attached at top.

Obverse: Profile bust of Franz Joseph looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “FRANZ JOSEPH I.V.G.G.KAISER V.OESTERREICH” and under bust “TAUTENRAYN”.

Reverse: Inscribed in wreath with two flags “DER/TAPFERKEIT”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "FRANZ JOSEPH I.V.G.G.KAISER V.OESTERREICH" and under bust "TAUTENRAYN".

Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "DER/TAPFERKEIT".

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