Silver medal Czech Seals - Brno stand

Silver medal Czech Seals - Brno stand

Stock state
Sold out
Date of issue
October 2020
500 pcs

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Product description

The Czech Mint opens a chapter commemorating medieval cities, which were centers of trade, crafts, culture and also power, by issuance of the seventh issue from the Czech Seal cycle. The silver medal embellished with patina is dedicated to Brno.

The Brno seal from 1247
, which has been preserved on the deed of the reeve Alram, is considered to be the oldest of our city seals. It had been used in parallel with the younger seal of the city of Brno and was documented in a deed from 1328. It represented the Moravian metropolis, which was not easily established. First, a Czech settlement grew up under the princely castle founded in 1021, to which others gradually joined - German, Flemish, Walloon and Jewish. In the years 1231–1237, these settlements merged into one whole, and the established settlement gained the first city privileges in 1243.

The obverse side of the medal is dedicated to the
artistic reconstruction of the period seal. "The simple but impressive relief of the Brno seal does not present the city emblem and specific buildings - not even the Church of St. Peter and Paul, or Brno Castle. In terms of art, it foreshadows a large group of later urban seals with similar iconography, which combined the use of typical urban realities, such as walls, towers or gates. The shield with a two-tailed lion in a jump over the gate represents the Czech monarch, who should have clearly united the ethnically diverse population of medieval Brno, " explains academic sculptor Michal Vitanovský - author of the medal and expert on Czech history. The reverse side then presents a view of historic Brno.

The medal is stored in a
special packaging with drawings and an accompanying word of the author.


Collectors set
Czech mint
Author of the obverse
ak. soch. Michal Vitanovský
Author of the reverse
ak. soch. Michal Vitanovský
Numbered issue
999 / 1000
42 g
50 mm
Czech Mint