101241 | AUSTRIA & FRANCE. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart bronze Medal.

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    101241  |  AUSTRIA & FRANCE. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart bronze Medal. Issued 1821. Series Numismatica Universalis Virorum Illustrium (41mm, 38.99 g, 12h). By Caqué & Durand in Paris.

     

    WOLFGANG MOZART, garlanded bust left / NATUS / SALISBURGI / IN GERMANIA / AN. M. DCC. LVI. / OBIIT / AN. M. DCC. XCI. in six lines. Edge: Plain.

     

    Niggl 1354. Gem Mint State. Reddish-brown surfaces, with a good deal of brilliance in the fields.

     

    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.

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