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Medal - Johann Neudörffer of Nuremberg

Johann Neudörffer of Nuremberg

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1531 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gebel, Matthes (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Museum number:

    1010-1901

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This silver medal depicts Johann Neudörffer, a writer and mathematician from Nuremberg.

Physical description

The medal has a suspension ring.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

1531 (made)

Artist/maker

Gebel, Matthes (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Marks and inscriptions

'IOH . NEVDORFFER . ARITHM . - ANN.AETAT . SVE . XXXIIII . '
Johann Neudörffer mathematician at the age of 34
Latin; Obverse

'HN'
Monogram; On a shield on the reverse

'M.D.XXXI.'
In the field of the reverse

'MISERICORDIA.DOMINI.SVPER.OMNIA.OPERA.EIVS.'
The mercy of the Lord surpasses all his creation
Latin; Reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm, Weight: 6.3 g

Object history note

Bought in 1901 for £22 1s 6d from Herr Adolph Hess, Nachfolger, Morley's Hotel, trfalgar Square, London W.C.

Descriptive line

Johann Neudörffer of Nuremberg, silver medal by Matthes Gebel, Germany dated 1531

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

Trusted, Marjorie. German Renaissance Medals. Victoria & Albert Museum, 1990. 128p., ill. ISBN 1851770135.
List of Works of Art acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum during the Year 1901 arranged according to the Dates of Acquisition. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1904. pp.174

Subjects depicted

Mathematician; Shield; Bust

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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