Gold 40ducat of Ottokar I of Bohemia stand

Gold 40ducat of Ottokar I of Bohemia stand

Stock state
On request
Date of issue
May 2012
Mintage
100 pcs
Estimated price
On request
including VAT

Gold 40ducat of Ottokar I of Bohemia stand

Ottokar I of Bohemia (in German Ottokar I. Přemysl; b. ca 1155/1167? – d.15 December 1230) was a Czech prince and the third Czech king (1198–1230) of the Přemyslid family. He was the first Czech king who managed to secure a hereditary royal title for his successors.


A great diplomat, Ottokar I of Bohemia guided himself by the principle “the end justifies the means“. However, he knew how to use force whenever he considered it necessary. With this approach, he established very good relations of the Czech kingdom with the empire and strengthened the position of the king in the country. During his long reign he laid stable foundations of the Czech state, on which his successors could build.


The obverse side of the ducat features half-figure of Ottokar I of Bohemia, inspired by the relief from St. George Basilica at the Prague Castle and the king’s majestic seal.


As in the case of the 100ducat, the motif on the reverse side was inspired by the royal seal with an inscription in Latin, which also uses the heavenly authority of St. Wenceslas, in whose name king reigns over the Czech kingdom. The saint is accompanied with details from the relief mentioned above, and the kneeling king.


Limited edition 100 pcs.

Specifications

Code
30686-630
Issuer
Czech mint
Author of the obverse
ak. soch. Michal Vitanovský
Author of the reverse
ak. soch. Michal Vitanovský
Numbered issue
Yes
Certificate
Yes
Material
Gold
Fineness
999,9 / 1000
Weight
139.5 g
Diameter
50 mm
Packaging
Wooden mahogany case
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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