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Friedrich August

German (Oldenburg)
1914


Object Place: Oldenburg, Germany

Dimensions

Medal: 35 x 29 mm (1 3/8 x 1 1/8 in.) Ribbon: 56 x 73 mm (2 3/16 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

29.254

Medium or Technique

Metal; black metal attached to ribbon

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Oval shaped medal of Friedrich August (born 1852), grossherzog von Oldenburg attached to red and blue ribbon with Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number 29.253.

Obverse: Profile bust of Friedrich August Grossherzog looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “FRIEDRICH AUGUST GROSSHERZOG VON OLDENBURG”.

Reverse: Inscribed at center “FUR/TREUE DIENSTE/IM/WELTKRIEGE”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "FRIEDRICH AUGUST GROSSHERZOG VON OLDENBURG".

Reverse: Inscribed at center "FUR/TREUE DIENSTE/IM/WELTKRIEGE".

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