Bronze Medal Vienna World Exposition 1873 # 2553
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This bronze medal commemorating the Vienna World Exposition of 1873 was made by Karl Schwenzer (1843-1904) and Josef Tautenhayn (1868-1962). Material: bronze. Dimensions: 71mm x 5 mm. The obverse side shows a portrait bust of Emperor Franz Josef I with the text 'FRANZ JOSEF I KAISER VON OESTERREICH KOENIG VON BOEHMEN ETC APOST KOENIG VON UNGARN' (Franz Joseph I Emperor of Austria King of Bohemia etc., Apostolic King of Hungary).
The reverse side shows an allegorical scene depicting a woman with a cornucopia handing a laurel wreath to a seated woman holding a distaff; between them is a man standing at an anvil holding a hammer and laurel wreath. The inscription reads 'WELTAUSSTELLUNG 1873 WIEN / DEN VERDIENSTE' (World Exposition Vienna 1873 / For Services).
Case and medal in very nice condition.
(Bronze Medal Vienna World Exposition 1873)