Antique 1757 Frederick II the Great Battle of Prague Bronze Medal
Antique 1757 Frederick II the Great Battle of Prague Bronze Medal.
Large bronze gilt medal, struck to mark the Prussian victory in the Battle of Prague, fought on 6 May 1757 outside the city in the modern day Czech Republic.
The obverse features a right-facing, half-length portrait of Frederick the Great in armour, wearing a wreath of oak leaves, his hair tied back and falling over his shoulder.
The legend reads ‘FRIDERICVS MAGN. D. G. REX BORVSS. EL. BRAND. DVX SILES ET’.
Translated, this identifies Frederick as King of Prussia, Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Silesia (etc.).
The reverse is a bit on the nose. It Shows the winged figure of Victory, lightning bolts extending from her right hand and captured weaponry, armour and cannon at her feet. In her left hand she holds a shield bearing the words ‘VICTORIA FRIDERICI MAGN’ - Victory of Frederick the Great’. She’s in the act of kicking the crown off the kneeling figure of the Holy Roman Empress, Maria Theresa.
Condition is okay, commensurate with age and use. Wear to both sides and this is reflected in the price. Still a good collectible piece. Please see photo.
Measures 4.5cm diameter
Weighs 32.27 grams