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Medallion - The Arms and Fortifications of the City of Nuremberg
  • The Arms and Fortifications of the City of Nuremberg
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The Arms and Fortifications of the City of Nuremberg

  • Object:

    Medallion

  • Place of origin:

    Nuremberg (made)

  • Date:

    1613 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead

  • Museum number:

    579-1872

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a lead medal made in Nuremberg, Germany, and dated 1613. The obverse of the medal represents the shield of the Holy Roman Empire, crowned, and the walls of a fortified city. The reverse shows a Latin inscription commemorating a restoration of the defences of Nuremberg in 1613, soon after the beginnings of the so-called Thirty Years War.

Place of Origin

Nuremberg (made)

Date

1613 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Lead

Dimensions

Diameter: 8.25 cm

Object history note

Bought in 1872.

Historical context note

The restoration of the defences, commemorated by this medal, was completed soon after the beginnings of the Thirty Years War.

Descriptive line

Medallion, lead, arms and fortifications of the City of Nuremberg, German (Nuremberg), dated 1613

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

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington, Acquired During the Year 1872, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., p. 47

Materials

Lead

Subjects depicted

Shields; Walls

Categories

Coins & Medals; Medallions

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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