Assorted Austrian Medals
1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympics,
minted by the Schwertner company in
Graz Austria
1886 Third Austrian wine congress
and ag. expo,  Bronze, 50 mm
The obverse inscription reads: "III Osterr.
Weinbau Congress & Landwirthschaftliche
Ausstellungen" and means something like (Third
Austrian Wine growing/prodution Congress and
Ag production/inovation

The date 1886 is above two shields and the
word, "Bozen" below.  Bozen is the German
name for Bolzano, a city that is now a part of
Italy.  At that time Bolzano, a part of the province
of Tirol, was a part of Austria.

The reverse inscription, "Dem Verdienste"
denotes something like merited or deserved.  

Minted in Prague (part of the Czech Republic
today) and has the artist's signature,
"Christlbauer", (Joseph Christian Christlbauer).
Dr. Hans Bertha  (1901-1964) 60 mm
A University Professor of Psychiatry in Graz
Austria and one of the founders of the
International Psychiatry conference held
annually in Pula, Croatia.  Bertha had a
controversial past and was an advocate of
Nazi racial hygiene at one time.  After 1945
he became a renowned scientists and
distanced himself from former opinions.
1955 Marizell Basilica 0.900 Silver,
Klagenfurt dog exhibition
Reproduction 1836 Prague coronation medal of Ferdinand I and
Maria Anna Augusta.
Franz Josef 50 year Memorial
Medal  1898, 1- 5/8 inch in diameter.
Small medal included in the 1980
proof set.
A large (approximately 3 inches) reproduction cast commemorative medal
celebrating the coronation of Empress Maria Anna Augusta and Ferdinand l
as queen and king of Bohemia in Prague in September 1836.

Obverse inscribed "MARIA. ANNA. AVGVSTA. FERDINANDI .l . IMP. ET.

PRAGUE.MENSE.SEPT.MCCCXXXVI. Crown on cushion above the
Bohemian coat of arms.  The date MCCCXXXVI is 1336 and is an error, it
should read MDCCCXXXVI for 1836.

This reproduction commemorative medal is common (I think) and should be
modest in price although at auction that is not always the case.  Sometimes
it is confused with an original piece although it is much larger (I think).  I
believe the originals were about the size of a US Silver Dollar, 1-1/2 inch.  
They are often advertised as blackened Bronze with the highlights polished.

Maybe the originals were blackened Bronze but this example, I believe, is a
lesser metal than even Bronze, that was Bronze plated and then blackened.
It weighs about 81 grams.  Almost all of the black is gone on this example
probably due to a light cleaning sometime in the past.

This and smaller medals of this design are often used as decorations in
plates, bowls and saucers, etc.  Universally, almost without an exception,
any medal or coin used in such a fashion has little to no value to collectors
of coins and medals.  The plates, bowls and saucers may be collectible in
their own right however and have value to collectors of those items.  

The medals used this way are mostly considered damaged goods by coin
or medal collectors.  Such items were often mass produced, and were often
then re-produced and copied by many manufactures over a long period of
Hans Makart 1840-1884 (Austrian Artist)
by A. Neudeck, Bronze & 27mm
1928 Schubert medal by C. Hanisch
Bronze, 30mm in diameter; the reverse is blank.
Of all the myriad of interesting
items shown on this website; I
am asked about this medal or
similar medals of this same
design often weekly and
sometimes daily.

Please do not email me asking
about these medals, I don't
know more.
Austrian Coins,
Medals & Tokens
Honestly, all I know about them is written right here on this page!  If
you know more about them, then please by all means email me so
that we may share the information with interested readers.

I do not know how to tell an original from later versions or what the
original (if it can be distinguished) is worth.