Treasures of King Stanislaw August – Jadwiga of Anjou
Narodowy Bank Polski
Standard, ultra high relief
Reverse: Anna Wątróbska-Wdowiarska - sculptor and medallist Obverse and inscriptions on the reverse: Robert Kotowicz
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: the image of the Eagle established as the state emblem of the Republic of Poland. Notation of the year of issue: 20-14. Along the rim, the inscription: “RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA” and, following separating a raised dot, the inscription: “500 ZŁ”. In the centre the inscription: LUDOVICI FILIA /TERTIOGENITA/CORONATA IN REGINAM / POLONIAE A.D. 1384. D. 15 OCTOB:/NUPTA ULADISLAO / JAGELLONI/17. FEBRUARI: A.D. 1386./ RUSSIAM RUBRAM AB/HUNGARIS OCUPATAM/POLON: RESTITUIT./OBIIT A.D. 1399./AETAT: 28 followed by a dot. Reverse: in the centre, a stylized image of the bust of Queen Jadwiga of Anjou in profile, with a crown on her head. At the top, the semicircular inscription: HEDVIGIS. At the bottom, the signature: H. Edge (side): On the edge, the inscription: JADWIGA, SKARBY STANISŁAWA AUGUSTA.
A brief annotation
“TREASURES OF STANISLAW AUGUST” - replicates the famous 18th century medallic series with the images of the kings of Poland, which was struck on the order of Stanislaw August Poniatowski. The first in Poland to be decorated with a royal crown, he, as the victor, delimited the borders of the state on the Elba, the Dnieper and the Ossa. Died in 1025 Anno Domini, aged 58, in the 33rd year of reign.