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Karl I

Circular medal of Karl I (1887-1922), emperor of Austria and king of Bohemia and Hungary. Hanging loop and ring attached at top. Obverse: Profile bust of Karl looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "CAROLVS D.G.IMP.AVST.REX BOH.ETC.ET REX APOST.HVNG" and on bust "KAUTSCH". Reverse:...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CAROLVS D.G.IMP.AVST.REX BOH.ETC.ET REX APOST.HVNG" and on bust "KAUTSCH". Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "FORTITVDINI".

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

Austrian, 1918

Object Place

Austria

Accession Number

29.175

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals