100278 | AUSTRIA. Johann Strauss II bronze Medal.
100278 | AUSTRIA. Johann Strauss II bronze Medal. Dated 1894. Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of His Debut as a Composer (60mm, 95.95 g, 12h). By A. Scharff in Vienna.
JOHANN STRAUSS / GEB: / 1825, bust right / ZUR FEIEF SEINES 50 JÆHRIGEN KÜNSTLERISCHEN WIRKENS on garland, musical instruments with bat, mask, palm frond, and tree; in background, view of concert hall. Edge: Plain.
Niggl 1954. Choice Mint State. Attractive bronze surfaces, with a charming matte appeal. Highly detailed and ornate reverse design.
Hailing from an exceptionally gifted musical family, Johann Strauss II (1825-1899) was the son of Johann I, a Romantic composer famous for his waltzes, the brother of Josef and Eduard, and the uncle of Johann III. Johann II's dance music and operettas number over 500, garnering him the nickname of "The Waltz King," and include works such as An der schönen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube), Kaiser-Walzer (the Emperor Waltz), Die Fledermaus (The Bat), and Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron).
From the Kyle Ponterio Collection of Music Medals.
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