Medal: Germany Rothenburg Medal 1922
You can make out the name of the German city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber (ROTENBVRGVM SUPRA TVBERAM) on this old medal commemorating 750 years of law from 1172 (MCLXXII) to 1922 (MCMXXII). Rothenburg is in the Franconia region of Bavaria and is known for its preserved medieval town, a destination for tourists from around the world.
That is Frederick I, known as Frederick Barbarossa (red beard), of the Holy Roman Emperor, where he ruled from 1155 until 1190AD.
The medal comes in bronze and silver with approximate catalog values as follows:
average circulated: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $180
average circulated: $30 US dollars approximate catalog value
well preserved: $70
fully uncirculated: $130
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, Genre: Medals
Requested by: aaron253, Wed, 30-Jul-2014 14:13:24 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 30-Jul-2014 16:05:00 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 03-Aug-2016 15:08:04 GMT
Requester description: 1922 It appears to be a 750 year commemorative medal of either the coronation or a symbolization of the authority of the royal household of The Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I . It has an eagle that looks similar to the Germanic ones I have seen on other Coat of Arms as the talons are diagonal . The eagle facing right is holding two shields, also diagonal, with the left shield showing two tall castle towers extending high above a castle wall, while the right shield has a loin's head facing forward with the lower halves of a single chevron [or possibly the lower half of a diagonal cross similar to an Amsterdam royal coat of arms] protruding from his mouth. There are two small cherubs facing inward towards the eagles head, and the word 'DEO' beside the eagle's left wing has a four leaf clover beneath it. The half bust on the front facing forward is holding the Holy Orb in his left hand, a scepter in his right hand, and is wearing the Holy Roman Emperor's Crown. He has a smaller number '9' as if it were the last 'letter' in the spelling of Frederic.There are 2 pillars supporting an arch at the 3 and 9 o'clock position supporting arches up to 2 Russian styled towers with onion shaped roofs at 1 and 11 o'clock, which has 2 smaller arches leading to a arched entrance to a building. And lastly it appears to have minted small V's spaced at intervals on the outer ring of the seal. front side: FREDERIC9 DEI GRA ROMANORVM IMPERATOR AV??S
reverse side outer ring: ROTENBVRGVM SVPRA TVBERAM DOM MCLXXII
reverse side inner circle: DEO AVSPICE
[ Please note that some of the 'G's' may actually be meant to be 'C's' ]
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