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Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    1757 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Holtzhey, Johann Georg, born 1729 - died 1808 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.55-1920

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This gilt bronze medal was made in the Netherlands and is dated 1757. The obverse of this medal represents a bust of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, in armour. The reverse shows two figures and trophy of arms allegorical of the Battle of Prague.

Physical description

Medal in gilt bronze. Obv., bust to right, laureate of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, in armour. Rev., two figures and trophy of arms alleforical of the Battle of Prague.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (made)

Date

1757 (made)

Artist/maker

Holtzhey, Johann Georg, born 1729 - died 1808 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Gilt bronze

Marks and inscriptions

"FRIDERICVS MAGN. D.G. REX. BORVSS. EL. BRAND. DVX SILESET."
around obv.

"FAMA. FRVDENTIA ET VIRTVTE"
around rev.

"AVSTIR. EXERC. PROPE. PRAG. FUNDIT CÆSO. ET. PRAGA. OBSESSA VI MAJI MDCCLVII"
rev. exergue

Dimensions

Diameter: 48 mm

Descriptive line

Gilt bronze medal, Fredrick the Great/figures and trophy of arms allegorical of the Battle of Prague. Netherlandish 18th century.

Materials

Gilt bronze

Categories

Coins & Medals; Royalty

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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