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Inscription

around circumference: IOSEPH[US].II D[EI]:G[RATIAE].ROM[ANORUM?].IMP[ERATOR].VERAE PIETATIS VINDEX. (Joseph II, by the grace of God, Holy Roman Emperor, champion of the true faith); below bust: I.G.HOLTZHEY FEC[IT].

Provenance

Purchased c. 1960/1985 by Lisa and Leonard Baskin, Leeds, Massachusetts; gift 1998 to NGA.

Bibliography
2007
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 2:no. 940, repro.