Hedwig [500]

Hedwig

Subject: Treasures of King Stanislaw August
Face value: 500 pln
Alloy: 999.9/1000 Au
Diameter: 45 mm
Weight: 62.2 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 750 pcs
On the edge: SKARBY STANISŁAWA AUGUSTA * JADWIGA *
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2014-12-04
Issue price: 11500 pln
In the central part of the coin – portrait of Jadwiga of Anjou wearing a crown. Above it – inscription: HEDVIGIS.

Designer: Anna Wątróbska-Wdowiarska
In the central part of the coin – inscription: LUDOVICI FILIA/TERTIOGENITA/CORONATA IN REGINAM/POLONIAE A.D. 1384. D. 15 OCTOB:/NUPTA ULADISLAO/JAGELLONI/17. FEBRUARI: A.D. 1386./RUSSIAM RUBRAM AB/HUNGARIS OCUPATAM/POLON: RESTITUIT./OBIIT A.D. 1399./AETAT: 28. Below it – image of the coat of arms eagle established as the national emblem of the Republic of Poland, dividing into two parts the year of issue: 20-14. Along the rim – inscriptions (separated by a decorative dot): RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (the Republic of Poland), 500 ZŁ (face value).

Designer: Robert Kotowicz

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Treasures of King Stanislaw August – Jadwiga of Anjou

The sixth coin of the series commemorates Jadwiga of Anjou, daughter of Louis I of Hungary, who was crowned Queen of Poland in 1384. In 1386, Jadwiga was married to Ladislas Jagiello, Grand Duke of Lithuania. Despite her young age, thanks to her strong international position and wise politics, she gained prestige and respect. Known also for her piety and charity, publicly venerated, Jadwiga was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1997. The medallic image of Jadwiga, referring to her portrait by Marcello Bacciarelli, shows her left profile, with a veil and an ornamental crown on her head, a folded dress and a double strand pearl necklace.

The medal’s reverse reads in translation (on the coin’s obverse in an abbraviated version): The third daughter ...

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