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Schraubtaler

Schraubtaler

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (Probably, painted)

  • Date:

    c.1628 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Obverse half of a silver thaler, threaded to screw to the base.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Thomas Hugh Cobb

  • Museum number:

    P.6:2-1944

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 1, box E

Physical description

The obverse of a silver thalers, threaded to screw to the base; the portrait head is of Christian Minden, Duke of Brunswick Luneburg (ruled 1599-1633), lettered: CHRISTIANUS. D:G. EL. EP. MIND: DUX. BR. ET. LU. Inside is scratched: 1/101.25.

Place of Origin

Germany (Probably, painted)

Date

c.1628 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Obverse half of a silver thaler, threaded to screw to the base.

Marks and inscriptions

CHRISTIANUS. D:G. EL. EP. MIND: DUX. BR. ET. LU

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.5 in

Descriptive line

Cover of portrait miniature of a man, perhaps the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III, watercolour on vellum, painted by Alexander Cooper, 1628-1630, on obverse of a silver thaler (schraubthaler) with a portrait head of Christian Miden, Duke of Brunswick Luneburg

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Murdoch, John. Seventeenth-century English Miniatures in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: The Stationery Office, 1997.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1944, London: Printed under the Authority of the Ministry of Education 1949.

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Minting

Subjects depicted

Man

Categories

Coins & Medals; Silver

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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