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Frederick William III

Prussian
1786


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 34 mm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.1238

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Fredrick William III (1770-1840), king of Prussia. Beaded rim on both faces.

Obverse: Profile bust of Frederick William looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “FRID·WILH·III REX ACAD·ART·LIBERAL·PROTECTOR” and under bust “A” over “S”.

Reverse: Three Graces, clothed; inscribed above “GRATIIS SACRVM” and in exergue “MDCCLXXXVI”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "FRID·WILH·III REX ACAD·ART·LIBERAL·PROTECTOR" and under bust "A" over "S".

Reverse: Inscribed above "GRATIIS SACRVM" and in exergue "MDCCLXXXVI".

Provenance

After 1898, MFA sale of duplicates.

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society