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Wenceslaus II Premyslid

Circular medal of Wenceslaus II Premyslid (1271-1305), king of Bohemia and Poland and duke of Kraków. Attached hanging loop at top. Obverse: Profile bust of Venceslaus looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "VENCESLAUS BOHEMUS". Reverse: Inscribed "PRAEMISLAT III./OTTOCARIBOREMIAE/REGIS...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "VENCESLAUS BOHEMUS". Reverse: Inscribed "PRAEMISLAT III./OTTOCARIBOREMIAE/REGIS FILIUS/PRAEMISLET I./POLONIAEREGIS GENER./OBIIT PRAGAR A.D.1305/REGNIIN POLONIO F./AETATIS 53./D.24.JUN".

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 1600

Accession Number

29.386

Medium or Technique

Metal; copper alloy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals