Austria, Franz Joseph, Medallion, 50 Year Anniversary, 1898
Copper alloy; 35mm/20.1gm
Con/ About as struck; original loop intact and moveable, drop dead beautiful and glossy brown patina. Wearable!
Obv/ Latin text = Francis Joseph, by the Grace of God, Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia and King of Hungary; Uniformed and medaled bust right
Rev/ SIGNVM MEMORIAE (A Sign of Memory), within wreath; above Latin numbers = 1848-1898
Seller's Note/ This awesome medallion was struck in 1898 to celebrate Francis Josephs' golden anniversary (50 years) as the Emperor of the the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It's good to be the king!