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Medal - Konrad Reuter Abbot of Kaisersheim

Konrad Reuter Abbot of Kaisersheim

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Nuremberg (made)

  • Date:

    1527 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:

    A.382-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal depicts the Abbot of Kaiserheim, Conrad Reutter (1477-1540), who became Abbot in 1509. Reutter was a scholar distinguished in theology, law, music and poetry.
The style of the medal recalls Matthes Gebel's work and may have been executed by him in the workshop of the anonymous Nuremberg master.

Physical description

Medal depicts the bust to right of Conrad Reutter, wearing a biretta. Inscription. On the reverse a shield of arms, and a crozier, with the sudarium. Inscription.

Place of Origin

Nuremberg (made)

Date

1527 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Marks and inscriptions

'CONRADV ABBAS M C[AES]ARIENSIS AETATIS SVAE ANNO L'
Konrad, Abbot of Kaiserheim at the age of 50
Latin; Obverse

'INSIGNIA EIVSDEM IN DOMINO CONFIDO M DXXVII'
the Abbot's motto I trust in God
Latin; Reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.9 cm, Weight: 32.3 g

Object history note

Provenance: Salting Bequest. George Salting (b. 1836; d. 1909), an Australian who settled in England, bequeathed a large collection of works decorative art to the Museum in 1909.

Descriptive line

Medal, silver, Konrad Reuter Abbot of Kaisersheim, Germany (Nuremberg), dated 1527

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

Trusted, Marjorie. German Renaissance Medals - a Catalogue of the Collection in the Victoria & Albert Museum. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1990, p. 86
'Salting Bequest (A. 70 to A. 1029-1910) / Murray Bequest (A. 1030 to A. 1096-1910)'. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Department of Architecture and Sculpture). London: Printed under the Authority of his Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, EC, p. 58

Production Note

Nuremberg 1525/6/7 group of medals, formerly ascribed to Ludwig Krug. The style of the medal recalls Matthes Gebel's work and may have been executed by him in the workshop of the anonymous Nuremberg master (see Trusted)

Materials

Silver

Subjects depicted

Crozier; Sudarium; Abbot; Biretta; Escutcheon (coat of arms); Bust

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits; Christianity

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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