Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
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Medal depicts on the obverse the enthroned figure of Charles V, crowned, holding an orb and sword. The reverse shows the enthroned figure of Christ, crowned with thorns, holding orb and sceptre.
The medal commemorates the 50th birthday of Charles V.
Medal depicts on the obverse the enthroned figure of Charles V, crowned, holding an orb and sword. It has a wreathed border and the inscription: V.G.GNADEN.KAROLVS.DER.V.RO.KAISER.WART.GEBORN.IM - 1500
The reverse shows the enthroned figure of Christ, crowned with thorns, holding orb and sceptre and the inscription:
The medal has a suspension ring.
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'V.G.GNADEN.KAROLVS.DER.V.RO.KAISER.WART.GEBORN.IM - 1500'
Praise God Charles V Holy Roman Emperor was born in 1500
Jesus Christ one king on heaven and earth 1550
Diameter: 44 mm, Weight: 32.8 g
Object history note
Bought in 1907 for £9 11s 6d from Spink & Son.
Historical context note
Commemorates the 50th birthday of Charles V.
Medal, silver, Charles V Holy Roman Emperor, Germany, dated 1550
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Trusted, Marjorie. German Renaissance Medals. Victoria & Albert Museum, 1990. 128p., ill. ISBN 1851770135.
List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in the Years 1905 - 1908. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, During the Year 1907, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition with Appendix and Indices. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, 1909, p. 56
Crown; Emperor; Sceptre; Orb; Throne; Wreath; Sword; Crown of thorns
Coins & Medals; Portraits; Royalty; Christianity; Religion