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Ludwig I of Bavaria, Walhalla Festivities.

Germany, Ludwig I of Bavaria, Walhalla Festivities, the Portrait of Ludwig at Goldkreuz, Silver Medal, unsigned, 1809, bust of Ludwig right, rev. view of Haidplatz, Regensburg, 33mm. Extremely fine with old collection tone.

The Walhalla was a hall of fame built by the Danube close to the city of Regensburg in Bavaria. It was conceived of by Crown Prince Ludwig in 1807 as a means of expressing the common heritage of the German peoples, celebrating the lives of its great figures and famous events. Architecturally the building was modelled on the Parthenon in Athens, and it was to house specially commissioned busts, together with plaques to commemorate those for whom there were no known portraits on which to model the busts. The building itself would incorporate friezes featuring the creation of the German confederation in 1815, and also the Battle of Teutoberg Forest in 9 AD.

The present medal celebrates the portrait of Ludwig at the Golden Cross (Goldkreuz), a gothic castle in Haidplatz, Regensburg, which was presumably included in the main exhibition.

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