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Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1547 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Reinhart, Hans the Elder (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver gilt

  • Museum number:

    2277-1855

  • Gallery location:

    Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery, case DR20

This silver-gilt medallion is made by Hans Reinhart (the Elder) in Germany in 1547.

On the obverse it shows the bust of Charles V Holy Roman Emperor (Charles V of Austria).

Hans Reinhardt the Elder was trained as a goldsmith and worked for the Court of Saxony in Dresden.

The object was acquired from the Bernal Collection, a large collection of decorative art, which was formed by Ralph Bernal Esq and sold by Christie and Manson in London in March, 1855.

Physical description

Suspension ring. The Pillar of Hercules are depicted on the reverse.
On the obverse is the bust of Charles V Holy Roman Emperor (Charles V of Austria).

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

1547 (made)

Artist/maker

Reinhart, Hans the Elder (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver gilt

Marks and inscriptions

'CARO - LVS V'
Obverse

'HR'
Signature; Obverse, at the bottom

'MI/SERERE/MEI:DEVS'
God have mercy on me
Latin; Reverse

'15-47 PLVS-VLTRA'
yet further
Date; Latin; Reverse, about the Pillars of Hercules

Dimensions

Height: 47 mm, Width: 38 mm, Weight: 21.7 g

Object history note

Provenance: Bernal. A large collection of decorative art was formed by Ralph Bernal Esq and sold by Christie and Manson in London in March, 1855.

Descriptive line

Charles V Holy Roman Emperor, silver gilt medal by Hans Reinhart the Elder, Germany dated 1547

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

Trusted, Marjorie. German Renaissance Medals. Victoria & Albert Museum, 1990. 128p., ill. ISBN 1851770135.
Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1855. 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. 75
Habich. Catalogue. II, I, p. 279, No. 1928, Pl. CCIII, 3.

Subjects depicted

Bust; Crosses (objects); Order of the golden fleece; Eagle (double headed)

Categories

Portraits; Royalty; Medallions; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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