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Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Antwerp (made)

  • Date:

    1578 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jonghelinck, Jacques de, born 1530 - died 1606 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Museum number:

    6753-1860

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This silver medal is made by Jacques de Jonghelinck in Antwep in 1578.
Ortelius is depicted with an inscription of his name.

Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) was a humanist and famous cartographer and geographer. He created the first modern atlas.

Physical description

Medal depicts on the obverse the bust of Abraham Ortelius and on the reverse a serpent crowned with an orb and cross, wreathed among books, with a Greek legend.

Place of Origin

Antwerp (made)

Date

1578 (dated)

Artist/maker

Jonghelinck, Jacques de, born 1530 - died 1606 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Marks and inscriptions

inscription of Abraham Ortelius
on the obverse

a Greek inscription
Knowledge through Faith
on the reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.49 cm

Historical context note

Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) was a humanist and famous cartographer

Descriptive line

Medal, silver, Abraham Ortelius, by Jacques Jonghelinck, Flemish (Antwerp), dated 1578

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

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1860. In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 25

Materials

Silver

Subjects depicted

Legend; Cross; Orb; Serpent; Books

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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