Wladyslaw the Short 
Wladyslaw the Short
Face value: 500 pln
Alloy: 999.9/1000 Au
Diameter: 45 mm
Weight: 62.2 g
Mintage: 750 pcs
On the edge: WŁADYSŁAW ŁOKIETEK, SKARBY STANISŁAWA AUGUSTA (Wladyslaw the Short, Treasures of King Stanislaw August) separated by stars.
Date of issue: 2013-09-13
Issue price: 11500 pln
Designer: Anna Wątróbska-Wdowiarska
Designer: Robert Kotowicz
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The son of Casmir, duke of Kuyavia, three times banished; when he returned to his motherland
he united and merged the dispersed parts of the state. He died A.D. 1333, aged 73, having ruled
for 13 years, on 2 March. The third coin in the series is a medal depicting King Władysław Łokietek (Ladislas the Elbow-high or Ladislas the
Short), who restored the Piast dynasty to the throne after a short rule of two kings by the name of Vaclav from the
Czech Premyslid line. Władysław Łokietek’s greatest merit was to unify vast areas of the Kingdom of Poland after the
period of regional disintegration.
The portrait by Marcello Bacciarelli, which served as the model for the medal by Jan Filip Holzhaeusser, shows the king’s bust. His features were most likely ...