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The Crucifixion and the Sacrifice of Isaac

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1539 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Reinhart, Hans the Elder (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Alfred Williams Hearn Gift

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal depicting the Crucifixion and Abraham about to kill Issac was made by Hans Reinhart the Elder in Germany, 1539.

Physical description

Obv., the Crucifixion. On the left border, the Brazen Serpent instead of a church. Rev., Abraham about to kill Issac; an angel overhead stops the sword with his hand. Behind, the ram caught in the thicket. This medal has a suspension ring.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)


1539 (made)


Reinhart, Hans the Elder (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Partly obliterated 'MIS - RERE - BIS.DOMI - NE.'
Mercy on us Lord
Latin; Obverse

Signature; Obverse, at the base of the cross

Reverse, in the field

Reverse, under the ram

Date and signature
Reverse, on the altar


Diameter: 53 mm, Weight: 33.2 g

Descriptive line

The Crucifixion and the Sacrifice of Isaac, silver gilt medal by Hans Reinhart the Elder, Germany dated 1539

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

Trusted, Marjorie. German Renaissance Medals. Victoria & Albert Museum, 1990. 128p., ill. ISBN 1851770135.

Subjects depicted

Serpent; Crosses (objects); Thief; Ram; Patriarch; Son; Father; Sword; Angel; Soldier; Altar


Coins & Medals; Christianity


Sculpture Collection

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