Historical and Commemorative Medals
Collection of Benjamin Weiss

KING VICTOR AMADEUS II, KING OF SARDINIA

DASSIER, Jean: Sardinia, ca.1745, Bronze, 41 mm
Obv: Bust (r)   VICTOR AMED. D.G. REX SARD. CYP.ET IER.
Rev: Justice, Fortitude and Prudence    SCEPTRI COLUMEN ET DECUS.
Signed:  I. DASSIER. F.
Ref: Molinari 87/327;  Weiss BW045

Victor Amadeus II (1666-1732), Duke of Savoy, was King of Sicily from1713 to1718 and King of Sardinia from1720 until his abdication in 1730. He is famous for his aggrandizement of the house of Savoy as a European power and also for his astute changes of alliance in wartime.

LINK to biography of Victor Amadeus II (from Columbia Encyclopedia)

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