100282 | AUSTRIA. Joseph Haydn cast uniface bronze Medal.

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    100282 | AUSTRIA. Joseph Haydn cast uniface bronze Medal. Issued circa 1909. Likely Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Death of the Composer (89mm, 203.96 g). By F. Stiasny in Vienna.

     

    HAYDN, bust left / Blank. Edge: Plain. Niggl 892. Mint State. Reddish-brown surfaces, a few light spots.

     

    Known today as the "Father of the Symphony," Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was born in Rohrau in the Holy Roman Empire, and was seemingly at the center of the musical world at the time, being both a friend and mentor to Mozart, as well as a teacher to Beethoven. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music and, during the majority of his career, he was the most famous European composer.

     

    From the Kyle Ponterio Collection of Music Medals.

     

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