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Wolf Pömer of Nuremberg

Medal
ca. 1596 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This is a silver medal made by Johann Philipp von der Pütt in about 1596. The medal is an rare example of an oval medal. It has only an obverse which represents the bust of Wolf Pömer facing right, bearded and wearing a cap, ruff and fur-lined gown.
Johann Philipp von der Pütt (active 1589 – d. 1619), the father of Hans von der Pütt, came originally from Dordrecht, and became citizen of Nuremberg in 1589. He was a goldsmith and medallist; the models for his medals are of wax.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silver
Brief Description
Medal, silver, oval, Wolf Pömer of Nuremberg, by Johann Philipp von der Pütt, Germany, ca. 1596
Physical Description
Obverse only, oval medal; bust of Wolf Pömer facing right, bearded and wearing a cap, ruff and fur-lined gown.
Dimensions
  • Height: 4.7cm
  • Width: 32.5mm
  • Weight: 16.5g
Marks and Inscriptions
  • '*WOLFF POMER AETA SV 60' (Obverse)
  • Partly illegible date, probably 1596 (Obverse, on the truncation)
Object history
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.
Subjects depicted
Summary
This is a silver medal made by Johann Philipp von der Pütt in about 1596. The medal is an rare example of an oval medal. It has only an obverse which represents the bust of Wolf Pömer facing right, bearded and wearing a cap, ruff and fur-lined gown.

Johann Philipp von der Pütt (active 1589 – d. 1619), the father of Hans von der Pütt, came originally from Dordrecht, and became citizen of Nuremberg in 1589. He was a goldsmith and medallist; the models for his medals are of wax.
Bibliographic References
  • Trusted, Marjorie. German Renaissance Medals. Victoria & Albert Museum, 1990, p. 89
  • Inventory of Art Objects acquired in the Year 1867. Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol. 1. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 20
Collection
Accession Number
146-1867

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record createdMarch 2, 2004
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