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Friedrich August

Oval shaped medal of Friedrich August (born 1852), grossherzog von Oldenburg attached to red and blue ribbon with Museum of Fine Arts, Boston accession number 29.253. Obverse: Profile bust of Friedrich August Grossherzog looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "FRIEDRICH AUGUST GROSSHERZOG...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "FRIEDRICH AUGUST GROSSHERZOG VON OLDENBURG". Reverse: Inscribed at center "FUR/TREUE DIENSTE/IM/WELTKRIEGE".

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

German (Oldenburg), 1914

Object Place

Oldenburg, Germany

Accession Number

29.254

Medium or Technique

Metal; black metal attached to ribbon

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals