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Christening medal

Polish (Warsaw)
1851


Accession Number

29.592

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

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Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular christening medal. Obverse: John the Baptist standing at proper left with staff and raising his hand over Christ who stands at proper right with hands across his chest, while rays of light and dove are above; inscribed at edge “TEN IEST MOJ MILY SYN KTOREGOM SOBIEUPODOBAL”, below “I. MANIERT”, and in exergue “WARSZAWA”.

Reverse: Inscribed above “NA PAMIATKE CHRZTU” and at center in script “Adolfowic Blumberg/od/Matronkow/A.i.E.Paulie/d. 20 Grund.1851”. two branches tied below.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "TEN IEST MOJ MILY SYN KTOREGOM SOBIEUPODOBAL", below "I. MANIERT", and in exergue "WARSZAWA".

Reverse: Inscribed above "NA PAMIATKE CHRZTU" and at center in script "Adolfowic Blumberg/od/Matronkow/A.i.E.Paulie/d. 20 Grund.1851".

Provenance

By 1929, Wolf Kostakowsky, Mattapan, MA; 1929, sold by Kostakowsky to the MFA for $518 [see note 1]. (Accession date: January 17, 1929)

NOTES:

[1] Five hundred numismatics, MFA accession numbers 29.159 through 29.658, were purchased from Mr. Kostakowsky for a total price of $518.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund