Casimir the Great 
Casimir the Great
Face value: 500 pln
Alloy: 999.9/1000 Au
Diameter: 45 mm
Weight: 62.2 g
Mintage: 750 pcs
On the edge: SKARBY STANISŁAWA AUGUSTA * KAZIMIERZ WIELKI *
Date of issue: 2014-03-03
Issue price: 11750 pln
Designer: Anna Wątróbska-Wdowiarska
Designer: Robert Kotowicz
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The fourth coin in the series is a medal depicting the son of Władysław Łokietek (Ladislas the Elbow-high or Ladislas
the Short) – Casimir, who gained the title of “Great” due to his enormous contribution to the restoration of the Piast
monarchy, although he became the last ruler of this first Polish dynasty.
The image of the king on the medal is a natural reference to the portrait by Marcello Bacciarelli (a different crown
and garments, a prominently displayed shield with a crowned lion, showing – in a mirror reflection – the coat of
arms of the annexed Red Ruthenia).
In translation the reverse of the medal reads (on the coin the original text is slightly shortened): The Son of Łokietek, the first who collected the native rights and announced ...