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Joseph II: Coronation

Austrian
1764
Artist Martin Krafft (1738–1781)


Object Place: Europe, Austria

Dimensions

Diameter: 6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

68.713

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Joseph II (1741-1790), Holy Roman Emperor, commemorating his coronation in Frankfurt (April 3, 1764).

Obverse: Bust of Joseph II looking to proper left, in high relief, wearing a crown; inscribed at edge “DOMINE SALVUM FAC/REGEM P.S:XIX.v.10” and under bust “KRAFFT.F”.

Reverse: Coronation ceremony in Frankfurt; inscribed in exergue “IOSEPHUS II.ARCHID:AUST:/ ELECT:ET.CORON: ROMREX/ FRANCOF:ANNO 1764”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "DOMINE SALVUM FAC/REGEM P.S:XIX.v.10" and under bust "KRAFFT.F".

Reverse: Inscribed in exergue "IOSEPHUS II.ARCHID:AUST:/ ELECT:ET.CORON: ROMREX/ FRANCOF:ANNO 1764".

Provenance

By 1968, Blumka Gallery, New York, New York; 1968, sold by Blumka Gallery to the MFA. (Accession date: November 13, 1968)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour