This is a commemorative medal of King Jan III. Sobieski of Poland and his victorious battles against the Turks in the 17th Century. It was made of silver in 1789 for the commemoration of the defense of Poland by Jan III.
M edal by Loos, minted on the occasion of the creation of the army by the Seym in 1789 to fight the army Catherine II. When Prussian King Frederick William II made a promise to make 100,000 troops available to King Poniatowski for defense against Russia. On the first side of the medallion a picture of the statue of King Jan III. In Lazienki can be seen. The baroque statue or monument was officially unveiled on 14 September 1788 on the 105th anniversary of the Victory at Vienna.
The statue and also the medallion depict King Jan III astride a rearing horse, which is trampling on a fallen Turk man betwen two shields. Sobieski is dressed like a Roman soldier and holds a baton in his raised hand. The words "PRISCA VIRTUTE FELIX" are written above the picture, and "CONCORD COMIT CONVOC MDCCLXXXVIII" under the picture. Under the shield on the right side it is signed: F.On the other side of the medallion the allegory of Poland, a Lady holding a shield and wieling a sword, a pile of weapons at her feet. At the top "PROPRIO MARTE TUTA" is written, and "AUCTO EXCERCITU MDCCLXXXIX" on the bottom. The medallion is in nice antique condition, please check photos. The item "Rare Antique Silver 58g Medallion of King Jan III Sobiesky of Poland from 1789" is in sale since Thursday, September 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Exonumia\Medals". The seller is "mindenart" and is located in Budapest. This item can be shipped worldwide.