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Medal - Saints Philip, James, Andrew and Bartholomew
  • Saints Philip, James, Andrew and Bartholomew
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Saints Philip, James, Andrew and Bartholomew

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)
    Nuremberg (made)

  • Date:

    1538 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a silver medal made in Germany 1538. The obverse of the medal represents St. Philip and St. James, and the reverse represents St. Andrew and St. Bartholomew.

The style of this medal is similar to some small medals also of 1538 attributed to Matthes Gebel. However it is probably not by him, but by an unknown Nuremberg master.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)
Nuremberg (made)


1538 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques



Diameter: 2 cm, Weight: 4.8 g

Object history note

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.

Descriptive line

Medal, silver, Saints Philip, St James, Andrew and Bartholomew, Germany (Nuremberg), dated 1538

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

Trusted, Marjorie. German Renaissance Medals: A Catalogue of the Collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1990, p. 111
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. 19
Katz, V. Die Erzgebirgische Prägemedaille. Prague, 1931, p. 128, no. 227



Subjects depicted

Bust; Apostle; Saint; Toga


Coins & Medals; Portraits; Sculpture


Sculpture Collection

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