Brass medal St. Wenceslas standard

Price (including VAT)
350 CZK
14 EUR
Stock state
Sold out
Code
30139-819

Approximate purchase price
On request
pcs
You get 14 ibods

Brass medal St. Wenceslas standard

Wenceslas I, the son of Vratislav I and Drahomíra, grandson of the first Christian Prince Bořivoj, was raised a Christian by his grandmother St. Ludmila. After his father’s premature death his ambitious mother ruled over the country and Wenceslas was brought up by his grandmother Ludmila. The struggle for power and influence in the principality culminated with the murder of Ludmila in 921. When Wenceslas came of age in 924 or 925 he began to rule on his own. Faced with German invasions in 929, he submitted to the German king Henry I the Fowler. Only central Bohemia was under direct control of Wenceslas, while other parts of Bohemia were controlled by other princes. In 935 Wenceslas was murdered in Stará Boleslav at the initiative of his brother Boleslav I. The latter then conquered all of Bohemia, refused to recognize the emperor’s supremacy and gradually captured large territories in the east and laid the foundations of early medieval Bohemian empire in the 10th century. Boleslav had the remains of his brother carried over to the Church of St. Vitus in Prague, which then became a renowned pilgrimage site.

Material
Brass
Weight
4.78 g
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
30139-819
Mintage
1000 pcs
Date of issue
January 2004
Packaging
Plastic pouch
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Veneer
Yes
Capsule
Yes
Issuer
Czech mint