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Stanislaw Leszczynski

Circular medal of Stanislaw Leszczynski (1677-1766), king of Poland. Attached hanging loop at top. Obverse: Profile bust of Stanislaus looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "STANISLAUS I.LESZCYNIUS" and under bust "[I.L.REICHSE.F.]". Reverse: Inscribed "REX...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "STANISLAUS I.LESZCYNIUS" and under bust "[I.L.REICHSE.F.]". Reverse: Inscribed "REX A.D.1706./SVETICOTUMULTO/DATUS, FORT RED./AUG:11.CESSIT.HOC SUR./DATU, UNA VOCE.A.D.1733/ELECTUS.VI CEDENS, EX/VINDOB:POED:A.D.1735/LOTHARINGIA POTITUS/PHILOSUPHUS, EVEROSTES/PATRIE SEMPER MEMOR/FORTUTIS FLAMMIS/AMUSTUS/OD LUN IV[ ].A.D.1766/D.28.FEBR.[ ]789.".

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

probably Polish, probably after 1766

Accession Number

29.387

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt-copper alloy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals