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Charles V

Spanish
1537


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 63 mm (2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

25.334

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably silver hollow cast

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Charles V (1500-1558), Holy Roman Emperor.

Obverse: Profile bust of Charles V looking to proper left, holding an orb in proper left hand and a mace in proper right hand; inscribed on edge “CAROLVS·V·DEI·GRATIA·ROMAN·IMPERATOR·SEMPER·AVG[VSTV]S·REX·HISPANNO·SAL·M·D·XXXVII·AETATES·SVAE·XXXVII”.

Reverse: Heraldic device at center with two-headed eagle behind, crown above, and a column on each side; inscribed oon proper right column “PLVS” and on proper left column “[O]V[L]TRE”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed on edge "CAROLVS·V·DEI·GRATIA·ROMAN·IMPERATOR·SEMPER·AVG[VSTV]S·REX·HISPANNO·SAL·M·D·XXXVII·AETATES·SVAE·XXXVII".

Reverse: Inscribed on proper right column "PLVS" and on proper left column "[O]V[L]TRE".

Provenance

By 1905, Mrs. T. O. Richardson; 1905, bequest of Mrs. T. O. Richardson to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 4, 1925)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson