NEW MEDALS of HABSBURGS in TRIESTE
COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS (GEDENKMEDALS)
LEOPOLD I° of HABSBURG (1660) ed.1993
THERESIA of HABSBURG (200 y. since her death) ed.1980
MAXIMILIAN of HABSBURG (150 y. since his birth) ed.1982
PR. WITTELSBACH (150 y. since her birth) ed.1987
Trieste, the ancient Tergeste, was a Roman colony
under the Augustus Emperor (ab. 27 b.C.). In the early Middle Age it was
conquered by the Goths; subsequently by the Byzantines (539 a.C.), the
Longobards (590; 752-754) and the Franks (787).
It became a free Commune in 1060, and was ruled
by the Venetians in the1202 and since 1285 until 1369. Since 1382 until
1918 (for 536 years!) was governed by the Habsburgs dynasty, becoming the
second largest city and the first commercial harbour of Austrian Empire.
With the creation of these four finest, commemorative
medals by some citizens and by a famous numismatic firm of Trieste, this
important period of splendor of the city has been highlighted.
The medals have been made in the workshop S. Johnson
of Milan by Prof. Luigi Teruggi.
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