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National Exhibition of Agriculture and Commerce Prize of the Committee of the Exhibition

Polish (Kracow)
1887


Accession Number

29.600

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal for the National Exhibition of Agriculture and Commerce Prize of the Committee of the Exhibition.

Obverse: Within a beaded rim, a cartouche made up of an artist’s and architect’s instruments with a cityscape at center and two heraldic shields below; inscribed at edge “ETNOGRAFICZNA ORAZ SZTUKI POLSKIEJ W KRAKOWIE [rosette]” and on cartouche “1887”.

Reverse: A wreath with a horse’s head and horse shoe at the proper right, a bull’s head at the proper left, a wheel at bottom, and a beehive at the top; inscribed at edge “WYSTAWA KRAJOWA ROLNICZA I PREMYSLOWA [rosette]” and at center “NAGRODA/KOMITETU/WYSTAWY”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "ETNOGRAFICZNA ORAZ SZTUKI POLSKIEJ W KRAKOWIE [rosette]" and on cartouche "1887".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "WYSTAWA KRAJOWA ROLNICZA I PREMYSLOWA [rosette]" and at center "NAGRODA/KOMITETU/WYSTAWY".

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