Jan III Sobieski: Delivery of Vienna
Medium or Technique
Metal; probably white metal
Not On View
Circular medal of Jan III Sobieski (1629-1696), king of Poland, commemorating his victory over the Turks at Vienna (1683).
Obverse: Profile bust of Jan III looking to proper right, wearing a laureate wreath; inscribed at edge JAN III SOBIESKI KROL POLSKI OBRONCA CHRZESCIANSTWA 1683 *” and under bust “F. WOJTICH KRAKOW”.
Reverse: Heraldic device at center; inscribed at edge “PAMIATKA OBCMODU OSWOBODZENIA WIEDNIA 12CO WRZESNIA 1883 *”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge JAN III SOBIESKI KROL POLSKI OBRONCA CHRZESCIANSTWA 1683 *" and under bust "F. WOJTICH KRAKOW".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "PAMIATKA OBCMODU OSWOBODZENIA WIEDNIA 12CO WRZESNIA 1883 *".
By 1929, Wolf Kostakowsky, Mattapan, MA; 1929, sold by Kostakowsky to the MFA for $518 [see note 1]. (Accession date: January 17, 1929)
 Five hundred numismatics, MFA accession numbers 29.159 through 29.658, were purchased from Mr. Kostakowsky for a total price of $518.
Frederick Brown Fund