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Jan III Sobieski: Delivery of Vienna

Circular medal of Jan III Sobieski (1629-1696), king of Poland, commemorating his victory over the Turks at Vienna (1683). Obverse: Profile bust of Jan III looking to proper right, wearing a laureate wreath; inscribed at edge JAN III SOBIESKI KROL POLSKI OBRONCA CHRZESCIANSTWA 1683 *" and...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge JAN III SOBIESKI KROL POLSKI OBRONCA CHRZESCIANSTWA 1683 *" and under bust "F. WOJTICH KRAKOW". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "PAMIATKA OBCMODU OSWOBODZENIA WIEDNIA 12CO WRZESNIA 1883 *".

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

Polish, 1883

Accession Number

29.591

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably white metal

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals