Casimir Jagielloni [50]

Casimir Jagielloni

Subject: Treasures of King Stanislaw August
Face value: 50 pln
Alloy: 999/1000 Ag
Diameter: 45 mm
Weight: 62.2 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 5250 pcs
On the edge: SKARBY STANISŁAWA AUGUSTA * KAZIMIERZ JAGIELLOŃCZYK *
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2015-12-03
Issue price: 720 pln
In the central part of the coin – stylized portrait of Casimir Jagiellon copied from the painting by Marcello Bacciarelli. Above it – inscription ending with a dot: CASIMIRUS JAGELLONIDES. Below the portrait – signature: I.P.H.

Designer: Anna Wątróbska-Wdowiarska
In the bottom part of the coin – 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: 20-15. Along the rim – inscriptions (separated by a decorative dot): RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (the Republic of Poland), 50 ZŁ (face value).In the central part of the coin – brief biography of the ruler in Latin: JAGELLONIS /FILIUS ALTER, / PRUSSIAM / VOLENTIBUSINCOLIS, / JUGO TEUTONUM / EREPTAM REGNO /RESTITUIT, / PROVINCIAMQUE / FECIT. / OBIIT GRODNAE / A.D. 1492. AETAT: 66. Left-hand, below the coat of arms – mint mark: m/w.

Designer: Robert Kotowicz

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Treasures of King Stanislaw August – Casimir Jagielloni

The ninth coin in the series depicts Casimir Jagiellon, the younger brother of Ladislas of Varna. His long reign was a very fruitful one as it saw the incorporation of Prussian territories, the Duchy of Oświęcim and a part of Mazovia into the Kingdom of Poland.

Of the 13 children born of his marriage to Elisabeth of Austria (known as the mother of kings), four of his sons were crowned, one was granted the nimbus of a saint and five daughters married into renowned European ducal families. The Jagiellonian dynasty became a significant political power in 15th-century Europe.

In the medallic bust of the king (modelled on a portait painted by Marcello Bacciarelli) the facial features bear resemblance to the tombstone sculpted by Wit Stwosz (Weit ...

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