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Frederick William III

Circular medal of Fredrick William III (1770-1840), king of Prussia. Beaded rim on both faces. Obverse: Profile bust of Frederick William looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "FRID·WILH·III REX ACAD·ART·LIBERAL·PROTECTOR" and under bust "A" over "S". Reverse: Three Graces, clothed;...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "FRID·WILH·III REX ACAD·ART·LIBERAL·PROTECTOR" and under bust "A" over "S". Reverse: Inscribed above "GRATIIS SACRVM" and in exergue "MDCCLXXXVI".

Provenance

After 1898, MFA sale of duplicates.

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society

Prussian, 1786

Accession Number

98.1238

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals