The West Gallaecian Commemoration Medal (Medaille zur Huldigung von Westgalizien) was instituted in 1796 by Emperor Franz II to commemorate the participation in the West Gallaecian Campaign against the French.
Date Issued: August 17, 1796
Reason Issued: This medal was authorized for those who participated in the campaign against the French in West Galicia
Classes or Types: One in the form of a silver medal
Interesting Facts: None known
Hallmarks: None Known
Design: A round medal with a raised rim and an attached flat round eye.
Obverse: The bust of Emperor Franz II in profile, facing to the right, with long flowing hair and a laurel wreath on his head. Around the edge of the medal is an inscription which reads: IMP. CAES. FRANCISCO II. HVNG. BOH. GAL. ET. LOD. REGI Translation, Franz II, Emperor and King of Hungary, Bohemia, Galicia and LOD . Below the bust is inscribed the name of the medalist I.N.Wirt F. (The F stands for fabrikat ,(fabricated)
Reverse: A plain background on which is inscribed in two lines Fides Galiciae Secundae Jureiur Obsstricta Cracouiae die XVII Augusti MDCCXCVI .
Weight: 45.3 grams
Size: All medals are 48.58 mm in diameter
Type of Material: Silver
Variations: None known
Designer: Johann Nepomuk Wirt
Manufacturer: Vienna Hauptmunzampt (Mint Imperial Mint)
Number Issued: Unknown
Miniature: None known
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