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Christening medal

Polish
1856


Accession Number

29.595

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

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Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circluar christening medal.

Obverse: God seated at center with two semi-nude youths at proper right and draped figure leaning on his knee at proper left; inscribed above “DOPUSCCIE DZIATKI DO MNIE ALBOWIEM/ICH IEST KROLESTWO BOZE”.

Reveres: Inscribed above “NA PAMIATKE/CHRZTU” and at center in script “Dla/Adeli Lichr/od/B.Walter/[ ][25/8] 56 r.” two laurel branches tied below.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed above "DOPUSCCIE DZIATKI DO MNIE ALBOWIEM/ICH IEST KROLESTWO BOZE".

Reverse: Inscribed above "NA PAMIATKE/CHRZTU" and at center in script "Dla/Adeli Lichr/od/B.Walter/[ ][25/8] 56 r.".

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