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Frederick II Hohenstaufen, augustale

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Circular coin, augustale, of Frederick II Hohenstaufen (1194-1250), Holy Roman Emperor. Coin turn and plain edge. Obverse: Beaded rim; profile bust of Frederick II looking to proper left, wearing laureate wreath and drapery over armor; inscribed at edge "CESAR AVG IMP ROM". Reverse: Molded...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CESAR AVG IMP ROM". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "+FRIDE RICVS".


1914, Morosini Collection, Venice. Franz Trau (b. 1881 - d. 1931), Vienna. 1939, Spink and Sons, London; 1939, sold by Spink to Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, III, Cambridge, MA; 1969, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, III to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 14, 1969)

Credit Line

Centennial Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in memory of Georg Swarzenski

Italian, Medieval, 1231–50


Brindisi, Italy


Diameter: 2.1cm (13/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Metal; gold




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