Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

The Prize Medals of the Stanislaus II Augustus Reign

Sep 13, 2022, 11:40 AM
Old Library - Hall 115-116

Old Library - Hall 115-116

on-line oral presentation S84. MEDALS 2. POLAND


Juliusz Zacher (The Royal Castle in Warsaw – Museum)


The 18th century was the time when the whole Europe widely introduced the award or prize medals not only as a gift or token of gratitude to commemorate the merits of an individual or an institution, which was an established practice, but also a specific type of a universal medal. Like many other rulers of the Enlightenment, king Stanislaus II Augustus introduced this type of medal (e.g. Merentibus in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth) as a valuable royal prize awarded to a wide range of distinguished or famous and illustrious people, not only Polish nobles, but also to foreigners. The paper analyses the types of prize or award medals manufactured during the reign of the last Polish king.

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Juliusz Zacher (The Royal Castle in Warsaw – Museum)

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