102276 | AUSTRIA. Franz Joseph I bronze Award Medal.
102276 | AUSTRIA. Franz Joseph I bronze Award Medal. Issued 1873. Commemorating the International Exhibition in Vienna (70mm, 147.88 g, 12h). By J. Tautenhayn & K. Schwenzer at the Vienna mint.
FRANZ JOSEPH I KAISER VON OESTERREICH, KOENIG VON BOEHMEN ETC., APOST. KOENIG VON UNGARN, laureate head right / WELTAUSSTELLUNG 1873 WIEN / DEM MITARBEITER, two artisans—one seated right, with gear set upon knee, and the other standing left, resting hands upon hammer and anvil; implements of industry (scroll, triangle, blueprints) below; above, Genius flying facing, presenting wreath. Edge: Plain.
Wurzbach 2498; Hauser 2914. Mint State. Extremely glossy and brilliant, with exceptional relief to the portrait; charming light brown surfaces; a few light marks in the obverse field are noted merely for completeness.
The 1873 World's Fair, held in Wien (Vienna), focused upon the theme of 'Culture and Education' and featured nearly 26,000 exhibitors. A variety of award medals were issued for presentation, some of the most impressive being these rather large types conveying a large and powerful bust of Franz Joseph engraved by Tautenhayn.
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