Gold ducat National heroes - Karel Janoušek proof

Price (including VAT)
6,250 CZK
243 EUR
Stock state
In stock
Code
31331-611
Collectors set


You get 250 ibods

The National Heroes series dedicates the year 2018 to personalities from the military milieu. The sixth gold ducat of the cycle commemorates the fate of Karel Janousek.

The term heroism is often associated with violent and therefore premature death. Person who has suffered a sacrifice for the national community or higher ideals is generally considered to be a hero. However, the hero could also be a man who had enjoyed a blessed age, as in the case of general Karel Janousek. Although he did not fall in the fight with the enemy, he devoted most of his life to the struggle for the freedom of his homeland whether in the ranks of the Czechoslovak legions where he fought in the battle of Zborov and passed the Siberian anabasis, in the Czechoslovak army where he decided to leave the infantry to the Air Force and to replace the comfortable staffing office for the cockpit of the aircraft or the British Royal Air Force where he enforced the creation of independent Czechoslovak warships. While the British King appreciated his activities by appointing him a Marshal, the Communist regime wanted to send him to the execution and eventually "only" sentenced him to a long imprisonment.

"The obverse side of the ducat is dominated by a portrait of Karel Janousek inspired by photographs from the peak of his military mission. The sight of the narrow eyes, used to watch the airspace, which is symbolized by the matte and shiny stripes on the background of the portrait, turns to the left, implying the fate that was prepared by postwar left-wing totalitarian regime after february,"
explains academic sculptor Jiri Dostal, who was the author of the ducat. The reverse side presents the silhouette of the fighter plane and a number of vertical lines evoking the bars of communist jail.
An integral part of the issue is a spectacular packaging in the form of a booklet which includes the thematic essay by the historian PhDr. Petr Koura, Ph.D.

 

Material
Gold
Weight
3.49 g
Fineness
986 / 1000
Diameter
20 mm
Quality
PROOF
Edge
Plain edge
Author of the obverse
ak. soch. Jiří Dostál
Author of the reverse
ak. soch. Jiří Dostál
Code
31331-611
Mintage
500 pcs
Date of issue
October 2018
Packaging
Blister
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
No
Capsule
Yes
Issuer
Czech mint