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Medal - Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Sarajevo, 1914 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34656

Summary:
Medal of Archduke Franz Ferdinand made in 1914. The lead medal was made to commemorate Archduke Franz Ferdinand who was assassinated at Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. His death precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 49 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1914 AD
Obverse Description: Facing head of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Reverse Description: Fallen warrior on a grave being attacked by a snake.
Inscriptions: Obverse Inscription: "FRANCISCVS FERDINANDVS ARCHIDVX AVSTRIAE / WEINBERGER"
Reverse Inscription: "AVSTRIA ERIT IN ORBE VLTIMA / SARAJEN DIE 28 VI MCMXIV / WEINBERGER / A.E.I."
Shape: round
Material: Lead
Issued By: Austria, 1914
Artist: Anton Weinberger, 1914

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