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1739 Very Rare Old Italian Dassier Medal Charles Emmanuel III King of Sardinia

1739 Very Rare Old Italian Dassier Medal Charles Emmanuel III King of Sardinia
1739 Very Rare Old Italian Dassier Medal Charles Emmanuel III King of Sardinia

1739 Very Rare Old Italian Dassier Medal Charles Emmanuel III King of Sardinia

1739 Very Rare Italian Dassier Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia. Diameter 55 mm Weight 64.35 Grams. A well preserved 274 year medal and in excellent condition with great detailed features.

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. Want to see more interesting Coins and Medals? Check out my other listings.

Bust of Charles Emmanuel II with long wavy wig, head turned slightly to the right in armour with mantle or fur of ermine. Minerva, helmeted, holding an oval shield of Zeus in her out in protection, leads King Charles Emmanuel in heroic royal robes with Hymen (Winged Victory) in flight with palm branch in right hand and her crown in left and in the process of placing it on Charles's head.

(Minerva as His Guide, Victory as His Companion). Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia. (27 April 1701 - 20 February 1773) was the. From 1730 until his death. Charles was born a Prince of Savoy in. Victor Amadeus II of Savoy.

And his first wife the French. Charles Emmanuel was the oldest surviving brother of. Princess Maria Adelaide of Savoy. He was also the brother of. Queen of Spain as wife of his maternal second cousin.

From his birth he was styled as the Duke of Aosta. Prince Victor Amadeus John Philip.

Prince of Piedmont died in 1715- Charles Emmanuel then became heir apparent. As a result of his aid in the War of the Spanish Succession, Charle's father- Victor Amadeus II was made King of Sicily in 1713 under the Treaty of Utrecht which ended the war.

Yet he retained his new title of King. However, Victor Amadeus in his late year was dominated by shyness and sadness, probably under the effect of some mental illness.

In the end, on 3 September 1730, he abdicated, leaving the throne to Charles (nicknamed "Carlino" for his puny and unpleasant build). He was not loved by Victor Amadeus, and consequently received an incomplete education. He however acquired noteworthy knowledge in the military field. After some time spent at his residence in.

However, Victor Amadeus started again to intervene in Charles' government, although this did not impede Charles from reintroducing the feasts and the general gay atmosphere that had been abolished from Turin in former years. He accused his son of incompetence and established himself in. However, Charles Emmanuel managed to have Victor Amadeus arrested by the Crown's Council, in order to prevent him from attacking.

And probably causing an invasion of Piedmont. The old king was confined to the.

Where he later died without any further harm to Charles. The War of Polish Succession. War of the Polish Succession. Charles Emmanuel sided with the French- backed king. After the treaty of alliance signed in Turin, on 28 October 1733 he marched on Milan and occupied Lombardy without significant losses.

However, when France tried to convince. To join the coalition, he asked to receive. This was not acceptable for Charles Emmanuel, as it would recreate a Spanish domination in Italy as it had been in the previous centuries. While negotiations continued about the matter, the Savoy-French-Spanish troops attacked Mantua under the supreme command of Charles Emmanuel himself.

Sure that in the end Mantua would be assigned to Spain, he voluntarily thwarted the expedition. The Franco-Piedmontese army was victorious in two battles at.

And France signed a peace, Charles was forced to leave Lombardy. War of the Austrian Succession.

Charles Emmanuel was involved in the. In which he sided with. With financial and naval support from England.

After noteworthy but inconclusive initial successes, he had to face the French-Spanish invasion of Savoy and, after a failed allied attempt to conquer the. When the enemy army invaded Piedmont, in 1744 he personally defended Cuneo against the Spanish-French besiegers. The following year, with some 20,000 men, he was facing an invasion of two armies with a total of some 60,000 troops. In 1746, after receiving reinforcements from Austria, he was able to recapture Alessandria and Asti. In 1747 he obtained a crushing victory over the French at the.

And his territories were saved when the main battleground moved northwards to the. As well as other lands in the. Ties with Spain were reestablished with the marriage of his son.

Victor Amadeus, Duke of Savoy. He declined to participate in the. (1756-63), preferring to concentrate on administrative reforms, to maintain a well-disciplined army and to strengthen his fortresses. In an attempt to improve the poor condition of the newly acquired Sardinia, he also restored the Universities of. The Dassier family constituted a group of celebrated Swiss medalists from the late 17. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Exonumia\Medals". The seller is "aussiecoinsdownunder" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.
1739 Very Rare Old Italian Dassier Medal Charles Emmanuel III King of Sardinia