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Hans Wegner of Nuremberg and his wife Anna

Medal
ca. 1542 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This medal is made by Matthes Gebel in ca. 1542 in Germany.

It depicts on the obverse the bust of Hans Wegner of Nuremberg, who lived from 1506-1546. The bust is facing right, surrounded by an inscription.
On the reverse is the bust of Anna Wegner.

Gebel (ca. 1500-1574) who lived in Nuremberg was considered the most important medallist of his time.
Also today he is considered as the most prolific medallist in Nuremberg of the Renaissance period.
Habich ascribes 350 medals to him. They are almost all two-sided and thinly cast in silver, lead or bronze.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Brass
Brief Description
Hans Wegner of Nuremberg and his wife Anna, brass medal by Matthes Gebel, Germany about 1542
Physical Description
Copper 86.4%, zinc 10.4%, tin 0.7%. Nickel and iron also present.

Medal depicts: Obv.: bust of Hans Wegner, facing right, surrounded by inscription: HANS / WEGNER / SEINES / ALTERS / XXXVI / IAR. Rev.: Bust of Anna Wegner, facing left, surrounded by inscription: ANNA / WEGNERIN / IRES / A:TERS / XXXIIII / IAR
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 32mm
  • Weight: 25g
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'HANS . WEGNER . SEINES . ALTERS . XXXVI . IAR.' (German; Obverse)
  • 'ANNA . WEGNERIN . IRES . ALTERS . XXXIIII IAR' (German; Reverse)
Object history
Bought in 1857 for £6.
Subjects depicted
Summary
This medal is made by Matthes Gebel in ca. 1542 in Germany.



It depicts on the obverse the bust of Hans Wegner of Nuremberg, who lived from 1506-1546. The bust is facing right, surrounded by an inscription.

On the reverse is the bust of Anna Wegner.



Gebel (ca. 1500-1574) who lived in Nuremberg was considered the most important medallist of his time.

Also today he is considered as the most prolific medallist in Nuremberg of the Renaissance period.

Habich ascribes 350 medals to him. They are almost all two-sided and thinly cast in silver, lead or bronze.
Bibliographic Reference
Trusted, Marjorie. German Renaissance Medals. Victoria & Albert Museum, 1990. 128p., ill. ISBN 1851770135.
Collection
Accession Number
4567-1857

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record createdFebruary 26, 2004
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