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  • Esseö, Elisabeth (Erzsébet) von.  1916. 

    PATRONA ∙ HVNGARIĆ — ORA ∙ PRO ∙ NOBIS ∙ 1916 (Benefactress of Hungary - pray for us. 1916).  Cast iron (or Kriegsmetall - see below), lightly blackened, 58 mm, 42.56 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).  Rare.

    Description translated from Huszár / Procopius (see citation below):

    O[bverse]:  Head of the Mother of God, to right, with veil-covered hair, the periphery of the medal forming the halo. 

    R[everse]:  PATRONA ∙ HVNGARIAE — ORA ∙ PRO ∙ NOBIS ∙ 1916.  Over the entire field a large cross, in form like that of an order, upon which the Hungarian arms with the holy Crown of St Stephen.  Lower left [sic]: ESSŐ E.Dm. 58, cast double-sided round medal.  Kriegsmetall, 1916.  Collection Procopius.

    Cf: Schulman.  1919. La Guerre Européenne, Catalogue LXXIII, p. 78: 767.

    Cf: Frankenhuis, M.  1919(?).  Catalogue of Medals - Medalets and Plaques relative to the World War 1914 - 1919, p. 55: 399 (described as "Patron" of Hungary).
     
    Cf: Huszár, Lajos, and Béla Procopius. 1932. Medaillen- und Plakettenkunst in Ungarn, p. 199: 1920.


    Listed as one of the earliest of Esseö's designs by H/P, it bears the Hungarian form of her signature with the family name preceding her first initial, the Hungarian ő rather than the German ö used later.  Apparently made before her adoption of the distinctive monogram, encircled ƎE, found on most of her oeuvre.

    Kriegsmetall (war-metal) was a general term for non-standard alloys used for casting in lieu of restricted bronze or, perhaps in some instances iron, although the latter was frequently used for wartime medals.  Without chemical analysis, it is difficult to confirm what the present example is cast from, though to my eye it does have a slightly "warmer" color than most iron medals.
Patroness of Hungary
« on: January 07, 2020, 03:30:00 AM »

Esseö, Elisabeth (Erzsébet) von.  1916. 

PATRONA ∙ HVNGARIĆ — ORA ∙ PRO ∙ NOBIS ∙ 1916 (Benefactress of Hungary - pray for us. 1916).  Cast iron (or Kriegsmetall - see below), lightly blackened, 58 mm, 42.56 g.  Vorzüglich (extremely fine).  Rare.

Description translated from Huszár / Procopius (see citation below):

O[bverse]:  Head of the Mother of God, to right, with veil-covered hair, the periphery of the medal forming the halo. 

R[everse]:  PATRONA ∙ HVNGARIAE — ORA ∙ PRO ∙ NOBIS ∙ 1916.  Over the entire field a large cross, in form like that of an order, upon which the Hungarian arms with the holy Crown of St Stephen.  Lower left [sic]: ESSŐ E.Dm. 58, cast double-sided round medal.  Kriegsmetall, 1916.  Collection Procopius.

Cf: Schulman.  1919. La Guerre Européenne, Catalogue LXXIII, p. 78: 767.

Cf: Frankenhuis, M.  1919(?).  Catalogue of Medals - Medalets and Plaques relative to the World War 1914 - 1919, p. 55: 399 (described as "Patron" of Hungary).
 
Cf: Huszár, Lajos, and Béla Procopius. 1932. Medaillen- und Plakettenkunst in Ungarn, p. 199: 1920.


Listed as one of the earliest of Esseö's designs by H/P, it bears the Hungarian form of her signature with the family name preceding her first initial, the Hungarian ő rather than the German ö used later.  Apparently made before her adoption of the distinctive monogram, encircled ƎE, found on most of her oeuvre.

Kriegsmetall (war-metal) was a general term for non-standard alloys used for casting in lieu of restricted bronze or, perhaps in some instances iron, although the latter was frequently used for wartime medals.  Without chemical analysis, it is difficult to confirm what the present example is cast from, though to my eye it does have a slightly "warmer" color than most iron medals.
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