Konrad Reuter Abbot of Kaisersheim
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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.
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.
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Marks and inscriptions
'CONRADV ABBAS M C[AES]ARIENSIS AETATIS SVAE ANNO L'
Konrad, Abbot of Kaiserheim at the age of 50
'INSIGNIA EIVSDEM IN DOMINO CONFIDO M DXXVII'
the Abbot's motto I trust in God
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.
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
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)
Crozier; Sudarium; Abbot; Biretta; Escutcheon (coat of arms); Bust
Coins & Medals; Portraits; Christianity