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Frederick II

Circular medal of Frederick II (1194-1250), Holy Roman Emperor, commemorating the seventh centenary of his death. Obverse: Seated figure of Frederick II at center, crowned and holding a sceptre in his right hand and an orb in his left hand; inscribed in gothic style script at edge "MCCLDCML"...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed in gothic style script at edge "MCCLDCML" and "VII'CENTERARIOMORTE'FEDERICO IIO" and in cursive script under feet "C. Porgi". Reverse: Inscribed in gothicesque script at edge "OCOMITATO'ONORANZE'PATRONATO'REGIONE'SCILIANA".

Provenance

1952, the Sicilian Committee for Honours to Frederick II; 1952, given by the Sicilian Committee for Honours to Frederick II to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1952)

Credit Line

Gift of the Sicilian Committee for Honours to Frederick II

Italian (Sicily), 1950

Object Place

Sicily, Italy

Accession Number

52.985

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals