Reference: Friedberg 2, Schlumberger 27, KM-8. R!
Material: Gold (.986)
Obverse: Armored standing figure of Good King Wenceslas, holding banner and shield.
Legend: NEDEJ – ZAHYNOUTI – NÁM – I – BUDOCIM >Cc
Reverse: Large shield with Bohemian lion with small shield of at shoulder.
Legend: REPUBLIKA CESKOSLVENSKA >Cc 1926 cC<
Saint Wenceslaus or Saint Wenceslas (c. 907 – September 28, 935) was duke (kníže) of Bohemia from 921 until his death. Wenceslas is best known in the English-speaking world as the subject of the Christmas carol "Good King Wenceslas."
He was the son of Vratislav I, Duke of Bohemia from the Přemyslid dynasty. His father was raised in a Christian milieu through his father, Bořivoj, who was converted by Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius, the "apostles to the Slavs". His mother Drahomíra was the daughter of a pagan tribal chief of Havolans and was baptized at the time of her marriage. Wenceslaus himself is venerated as Saint Wenceslaus and is the main patron saint of the Czech state.