Charles V

German (Augsburg)
1535


Object Place: Europe, Augsburg, Germany

Dimensions

Diameter: 13.1 cm (5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.432

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast brass (87% copper, 9% zinc with small amounts of lead and tin)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular uniface medal of Charles V (1500-1558), Holy Roman Emperor. Pierced at top. Profile bust of Charles V looking to proper right, wearing a brimmed hat and the jewel of the Order of the Golden Fleece around his neck; inscribed at edge “[foliage]IMP·CAES·CAROLVS·V·P·F·AVGVST AN·AET·XXXIII”.

Inscription

Inscribed at edge "[foliage]IMP·CAES·CAROLVS·V·P·F·AVGVST AN·AET·XXXIII".

Provenance

By 1966, Cyril Humphris; 1966, sold by Cyril Humphris (London) to the MFA. (Accession date: Septmeber 21, 1966)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour