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Baptism medal

German
1624


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 40 mm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.52

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular baptism medal.

Obverse: God, holding a child in His left hand with three more infants at His feet; inscribed at edge in two bands “LASSET DIE KINDLEIN ZV MIR KOMEN VND WEHRET IHNEN NICHT/DEN SOLCHER IST DAS HIMMELREICH MARC AM 10 CA” and in exergue “16[symbol]24”.

Reverse: Baptism scene with Christ (?) at center with Saint John (?) at proper right, two angel at proper left, and a dove above; inscribed at edge in two bands “*DIS IST MEIN LIEBER SOHN AN WELCHEM ICH WOHLGEFALLEN/HABE DEN SOLT IHR HOREN MATHEI AM 17 CAPIT:”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge in two bands "LASSET DIE KINDLEIN ZV MIR KOMEN VND WEHRET IHNEN NICHT/DEN SOLCHER IST DAS HIMMELREICH MARC AM 10 CA" [" Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God. Mark chapter 10"] and in exergue "16[symbol]24".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge in two bands "*DIS IST MEIN LIEBER SOHN AN WELCHEM ICH WOHLGEFALLEN/HABE DEN SOLT IHR HOREN MATHEI AM 17 CAPIT:". ["This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. Matth. chapter 17"]

Provenance

By 1927, Bernard Coffin Weld; 1927, gift of Bernard Coffin Weld to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 6, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Coffin Weld