Joseph II: Coronation
Artist Martin Krafft (1738–1781)
Object Place: Europe, Austria
Diameter: 6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; gilt bronze
Not On View
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”.
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".
By 1968, Blumka Gallery, New York, New York; 1968, sold by Blumka Gallery to the MFA. (Accession date: November 13, 1968)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour