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Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    497-1864

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a uniface bronze medal made in the 16th century in Germany. This medal has only the obverse which represents the bust of the Emperor Charles V., with inscription.

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (1500 Ghent – 1585 Yuste, Spain), was in 1530 crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Clement VII in Bologna, the last Emperor to receive a papal coronation.

Physical description

Uniface medal depicting bust to the right of the Emperor Charles V., with inscription.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 10.16 cm

Object history note


Purchased in Paris (Piot sale, 1864, 25-30 April, £2 1s. 8d.).

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, obverse only, bust of the Emperor Charles V., Germany, 16th century

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

Inventory of Art Objects acquired in the Year 1864. Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol. 1. London : Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868., p. 43.

Materials

Bronze

Categories

Coins & Medals; Bronze; Portraits; Royalty

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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