Brass medal Joseph I standard

Price (including VAT)
350 CZK
13 EUR
Stock state
Sold out
Code
30169-819

Approximate purchase price
On request
pcs

Brass medal Joseph I standard

Joseph I, the first-born son of emperor Leopold I and his third wife Eleonore of Pfalz-Neuburg, was crowned as the king of Hungary at the age of nine, and as the king of the Romans (i.e. king of Germany) at the age of eleven. Joseph received excellent education and this had a favourable impact on his reign after his accession to throne. He reduced the influence of jesuits at the royal court, chose reform politicians to work with, supported development of manufacture and trade in the spirit of mercantilism, and sponsored art, especially music. Contrary to his father, and later on his brother, his court did not abide by „Spanish“ tradition. His protégés were capable young nobles, such as for example Eugene de Savoy or Czech Wenceslas Vratislav of Mitrovice. During his reign, the vote of the Czech king in the emperor’s electors college was renewed. On the other hand, he tried to centralize royal power and ignored institutions of the Bohemian estates. Due to this, and because he increased taxes including taxation of nobility, his policy was not much favoured among Czech aristocracy.

Material
Brass
Fineness
80 / 1000
Diameter
50 mm
Quality
STANDARD
Edge
Plain edge
Author of the obverse
ak. soch. Jiří Dostál
Author of the reverse
ak. soch. Jiří Dostál
Code
30169-819
Mintage
1000 pcs
Date of issue
2005
Packaging
Plastic pouch
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Veneer
Yes
Issuer
Czech mint