Historical and Commemorative Medals
Collection of Benjamin Weiss


DASSIER, Jacques-Antoine: Sardinia, 1739, Bronze, 55 mm
Obv: Bust of Charles Emmanuel    CAR. EM. D. G. REX SAR. CYP. ET IER.
Rev: Minerva, holding shield of Zeus, leads King Charles Emmanuel who is crowned by Hymen (Winged Victory)    MINERVA DUX VICTORIA COMES. (Minerva as His Guide, Victory as His Companion)
Signed:  IAC. ANT. DASSIER F. 1739
Ref: Molinari 88/333;  Weiss BW034

Charles Emmanuel III (1701 -1773), Duke of Savoy and King (Charles Emmanuel I) of Sardinia from 1730 to his death in 1773. He was the son of Victor Amadeus II, from whom he inherited the throne, and was succeeded by his son, Victor Amadeus III. A competent soldier-king, Charles Emmanuel gained territory by siding with France and Spain in the War of the Polish Succession and then by siding against Spain and with Austria in the War of the Austrian Succession.  

LINK to War of Polish Succession (from World History at KMLA)

LINK to War of Austrian Succession (from World History at KMLA)