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Leopold I: Victory at Vienna

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Circular medal of Leopold I (1640-1705), Holy Roman Emperor, commemorating his victory against the Turkish army near Vienna. Cast and chased in high relief. Obverse: Half-lenght portrait of Leopold, frontal, in armor and cloak, wig, holding scrol; inscribed at edge in two bands "LEOPOLDVS DEI...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge in two bands "LEOPOLDVS DEI GRATIA ELECTVS ROMANORVM IMPERATOR SEMPER AVGVSTVS.GERMANIAE HVNGARIAE.BOHEMIAE.DALMATIAE.CROATIAE/WIRTEMBERGAE, COMES TYROLS, SCLAVONIAE, REX:ARCHIDVX AVSTRIAE, DVX BVRGVNDLAE, STIRIAE, CARINTHIAE, CAR". Reverse: Inscribed at edge in two bands "TIRK.TARTARN.REBELLISCAE HVNGERN BELAGERN WIENNDEN.XIV.IVLII:KAYSRL.POLN.CVR.BAVR:SACHS:VNDANDERE REICHS.VOLKOR ENT./STVK:BAGAGE:MVNITION.VND WIRDEISSERIST VERFOLGT. .SEZENSDEN.XII.SEPTEMB:DER FEIND HINDERLAST ALLE" and across field "1683".

Provenance

By 1970, Leopold Blumka, New York, New York; 1970, sold by Leopold Blumka to the MFA. (Accession date: September 16, 1970)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

German, 1683 or after 1838

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

Diameter: 13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1970.438

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably silver-plated copper alloy with nickel and zinc at interface of silver-copper surface

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals