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Medal

Artist:
Medalist: Hans Reinhart the Elder (German, Dresden ca. 1510–1581 Leipzig)
Date:
1536
Culture:
German, Saxony
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2 11/16 in. (68 mm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Bequest of Rupert L. Joseph, 1959
Accession Number:
60.55.46
Not on view
Signature: On reverse, at foot of cross: conjoined HR

Inscription: Obverse: (on banderole) IOANNS.FRIDERICVS.ELECTOR.DVX.SAXONIE.FIERI.FECIT; (in margin) ET.SICVT.IN.ADAM.OMNES.MORIVNTVR.ITA.ET.IN.CHRISTVM.OMNES.VIVIFICABVNTVR.VNVSQVISQVE.IN ORDINE.SVO

Reverse: (on banderole) .SPES.MEA.IN.DEO.EST.; (in margin) •VT.MOSES.EREXIT.SERPETE ITA.CHRS.IN.CRVCE.EXATATVS.ET.RESVSCITATVS.CAP VT. SERPETIS COTRIVIT VT. SAVARET.CREDETES; (at foot of cross) 1536

Sticker adhered to medal, now removed: H. Oppenheimer (former owner sticker)
Henry Oppenheimer (until 1936; sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, July 27, 1936, no. 353; sold with two other medals for £16 to R. Joseph); Mr. Rupert L. Joseph (1936–59; bequeathed to MMA)
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