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Philip, Count Palatine

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1526 (dated)
    probably 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sommer, Johann Wilhelm, born 1806 - died 1872 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Solnhofen stone in relief

  • Museum number:

    6924-1860

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal shows the portrait of Philip Count Palatine, Duke of Bavaria)

It is likely to be the work of the nineteenth-century medallist Sommer, who worked in Frankfurt. The style of the medal is a pastiche of sixteenth-century German works.

Physical description

The medallion shows the bust of Philip Count Palatine to the right, clean-shaven, bare-headed, and wearing armour. Inscription. No reverse.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

1526 (dated)
probably 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Sommer, Johann Wilhelm, born 1806 - died 1872 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Solnhofen stone in relief

Marks and inscriptions

'PHILIPPVS.CO.PA.RHE.DVX BAIO 15Z6'
Philip, Count of the Rhineland Palatinate, Duke of Bavaria
Latin; Obverse

'PF'
Signature; Obverse, in the field

Dimensions

Diameter: 87 mm

Object history note

This medal is likely to be the work of the nineteenth-century medallist Sommer, who worked in Frankfurt. The style of the medal is a pastiche of sixteenth-century German works.
Bought in 1860 for £6.

Descriptive line

Medal, Solnhofen stone, Philip, Count Palatine, probably by Johann Wilhelm Sommer, Germany, dated 1526, made probably 19th century

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 1860. 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. 27

Materials

Stone

Techniques

Relief

Subjects depicted

Bust; Armour

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits; Royalty; Fakes & forgeries

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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