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Medal - Medal


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    late 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Loos, Daniel Frederick, born 1735 - died 1819 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, struck

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This silver medal depicts Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture surrounded by animals and subjects of rural life.

Physical description

Medal, silver, struck from a die; for success in agriculture. Obv. A standing figure of Ceres, surrounded by animals and subjects of rural life. Rev. A wreath enclosing an inscription. Ceres stands, wearing a wreath, grasping a staff with her left hand and holding in her right a wreath. The surrounding subjects are as follows:- A gardener planting a tree, a mare with a foal, a fisherman in a boat pulling in a net, a child carrying a hive of bees, a cow, a man reaping with a scythe, a man standing by a plough, a ram and ewe, a woman churning butter, a man standing by a vine, a stag, and a man sowing seed. Rev. FÜR LANDWIRTHSCHAFTLICHE LEISTUNGEN. The wreath is composed of leaves, fruit and corn.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)


late 18th century (made)


Loos, Daniel Frederick, born 1735 - died 1819 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, struck

Marks and inscriptions



Diameter: 1.625 in

Object history note

Given by Sidney Vacher, Esq.

Descriptive line

Medal, Ceres, rural life, agriculture, Germany, by Daniel Frederick Loos, late 18th century

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

List of Works of Art acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum during the Year 1902 arranged according to the Dates of Acquisition. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1906. pp.223






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