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Medal - Georg von Espelbach
  • Georg von Espelbach
    Master of the Lienhard Mair Medal
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Georg von Espelbach

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1557 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Master of the Lienhard Mair Medal (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt copper alloy

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a gilt copper alloy medal made by the Master of the Lienhard Mair Medal in Germany and dated 1557. The obverse of this medal represents Georg von Espelbach in high relief facing slightly right, bearded and bare-headed, wearing a chain. The reverse shows the coat of arms with mantling, helmet and crest. There is a scroll with inscription above the crest. The medal has a suspension ring. On the backgrounds of both the obverse and reverse is a design in dots and engraved tendrils.

Physical description

Suspension ring.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)


1557 (made)


Master of the Lienhard Mair Medal (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Gilt copper alloy


Diameter: 4.95 cm, Weight: 74.3 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

Medal, gilt copper alloy, Georg von Espelbach, by the Master of the Lienhard Mair Medal, Germany, dated 1557

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, p. 76
Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1867. 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. 14


Gold; Copper alloy


Coins & Medals; Portraits


Sculpture Collection

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