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Francis Joseph I

Austro-Hungarian
1914
Artist Rodolphe Marschall (Belgian, born in 1873)


Object Place: Europe, Austria

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 60 mm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

29.163

Medium or Technique

Metal; dark metal

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Francis Joseph I (1830-1916), emperor of Austria and king of Hungary.

Obverse: Profile bust of Francis Joseph looking to proper left; inscribed at proper right “FRANZ JOSEPH I.” and at proper left “R. Marschall”.

Reverse: Inscribed at center “ICH HABE/ALLES GEPRUFT/UND ERWOGEN/—/1914”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at proper right "FRANZ JOSEPH I." and at proper left "R. Marschall".

Reverse: Inscribed at center "ICH HABE/ALLES GEPRUFT/UND ERWOGEN/---/1914".

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