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Julius Echter, Bishop of Würzburg

  • Object:


  • Date:

    1575 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Maler, Valentin, born 1540 - died 1603 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver gilt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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This is a silver gilt medal made by Valentin Maler and dated 1575. The obverse of this medal represents Julius Echter, the Bishop of Würzburg facing 3/4 right, bearded, bare-headed, wearing a richly-decorated robe and ruff. The reverse shows the coat of arms with three helmets, mantling and crests. Behind the shield a sword and croizer. This medal has a suspension ring.

Physical description

Suspension ring.


1575 (made)


Maler, Valentin, born 1540 - died 1603 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver gilt

Marks and inscriptions

'IVLIVS D.G.EPIS:-WIRTZBVRG:ET -' Julius by the grace of God Bishop of Würzburg and
'FR -ANCIAE - ORIENTAL - IS DV:' Duke of Franconia


Diameter: 46 mm, Weight: 29.3 g

Object history note

Provenance: Tross. 140 medals and reliefs were purchased from M. Henri Tross of Paris for £500 by J.C. Robinson for the Museum in 1867.

Descriptive line

Julius Echter, Bishop of Würzburg, silver gilt medal by Valentin Maler, Germany dated 1575

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

Trusted, Marjorie. German Renaissance Medals: a Catalogue of the Collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1990. pp. 68-69.

Subjects depicted

Bust; Coat of arms; Sword; Helmet; Bishop; Crozier; Echter, Julius (Bishop of Würzburg, Duke of Franconia)


Portraits; Christianity; Coins & Medals

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