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Friedrich III: Memorial

Circular medal of Friedrich III (1831-1888), kaiser of Germany, commemorating his death (June 15, 1888), with hanging loop attached at top. Obverse: Profile bust of Friedrich looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "KAISER FRIED:R:III". Reverse: Beaded rim; inscribed within wreath "+/15...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "KAISER FRIED:R:III". Reverse: Inscribed within wreath "+/15 JUNI/1888".

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, 1888

Accession Number

29.226

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals