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3680697

The Radetzky March

368, Lot: 697. Estimate $100.
Sold for $95. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HUNGARY, Magyar Királyság (Kingdom of Hungary). Josef Václav Radecký z Radče. General and nobleman, 1766-1858. Æ Medal (81mm, 129.9 g, 12h). On his death. By Seidan. Dually dated 2 November 1766 and 5 January 1858. Bare head left / Statue of Radecký in Prague. Good VF, dings.


Radecký (Radetzky) was an important general and field marshal in the Hapsburg military, famed for his leadership in the First Italian War of Independence. Johann Strauss Sr.’s Radetzky March (Op. 228) was commissioned on behalf of the general’s victory at the Battle of Custoza.