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Christening medal

Polish
1891


Accession Number

29.624

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular christening medal.

Obverse: Saint John kneeling on a rock that rests in the water at proper right, holding a cup over Christ who is at proper left, holding his hands across his chest at center, with rays and a dove above; inscribed at edge “TDN JESTMOJ MILY SYN KTOREGOM SOBIEUPODOBAL”, below, and in exergue.

Reverse: An eye in a triangle above; Inscribed above on banner “NA PAMIATKE/CHRZTU” and at center in script “Antoniemu/Erazmorvi Jorefovi/Michalczeuskiemu/od/Jadwigi Grzadkowskie/d.f Wircinia 1889”. over a cross, heart, anchor, and palm leaves tied together.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "TDN JESTMOJ MILY SYN KTOREGOM SOBIEUPODOBAL", below, and in exergue.

Reverse: Inscribed above on banner "NA PAMIATKE/CHRZTU" and at center in script "Antoniemu/Erazmorvi Jorefovi/Michalczeuskiemu/od/Jadwigi Grzadkowskie/d.f Wircinia 1889".

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