100294 | AUSTRIA. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart brass box Medal.
100294 | AUSTRIA. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart brass box Medal. Honoring the Composer and Salzburg (59mm, 25.87 g). By J. Bauer in Vienna.
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART, bust left / HOHEN–SALZBURG on garland, view of Hohensalzburg Castle; coat-of-arms below. Edge: Reeded.
Niggl –. Virtually as made. Some light spots, roundels in exceptional condition.
One of the most famous and prodigious composers in history, Mozart (1756-1791) was born Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart in the Archbishopric of Salzburg in Austria. At an extremely young age, he showed immense talent with both the keyboard and the violin, and was performing in front of royalty from the age of five. During his rather short life, he composed hundreds of works which have continued to generate a massive influence even to this day.
An interesting piece of exonumia, this 'box' medal is comprised of two hollow shells which can be carefully pulled apart, revealing 10 printed roundels housed inside, featuring various scenes from around the city of Salzburg.
From the Kyle Ponterio Collection of Music Medals.
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