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Medal - Emilie, Margravine of Brandenburg
  • Emilie, Margravine of Brandenburg
    Weiditz, Christoph
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Emilie, Margravine of Brandenburg

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1540 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Weiditz, Christoph (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    7458-1861

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This obverse only bronze medal depicts Emilie of Brandenburg (1516-1591) and is attributed to Christoph Weiditz (ca. 1500-1559). The medal was formerly attributed by Habich to the Master of the Simon Pistorius medal.

Physical description

Copper 88.6%, tin 6.2%. Lead was also present. Obverse only.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

1540 (made)

Artist/maker

Weiditz, Christoph (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm, Weight: 8.6 g

Object history note

Bought in 1861 for 9s.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Emilie, Margravine of Brandenburg, by Christoph Weiditz, Germany, dated 1540

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 1861 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. 23

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Bust

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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