400th anniversary of the birth of Albrecht Dürer

German
1874
Manufactured by Ludwig Christoph Lauer (German, founded in 1790)


Dimensions

Diameter: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1205

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver or silver plated

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Albrecht Dürer, commemorating the 400th anniversary of his birth.

Obverse: Profile bust of Dürer looking to proper left, a heraldic shield at proper right and Dürer’s monogram at proper left, all within beaded circle; inscribed at edge in beaded band “+ALBRECHT·DÜRER·GEB:21:MAI·1471·GEST:6:APRIL·1528”.

Reverse: Country scene with city (probably Nuremberg) in background and sun and rays above; inscribed above “ZUM 400 JÄHRIGEN GEDÄCHTNISS” and in exergue “1471-1871”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge in beaded band "+ALBRECHT·DÜRER·GEB:21:MAI·1471·GEST:6:APRIL·1528".

Reverse: Inscribed above "ZUM 400 JÄHRIGEN GEDÄCHTNISS" and in exergue "1471-1871".

Provenance

By 2006, Earle Havens; 2006, given by Earle Havens to the MFA. (June 21, 2006)

Credit Line

Gift of Earle Havens