Hieronymus Paumgartner

German (Nuremberg)
Renaissance
1553
Artist Joachim Deschler (German, about 1500–1571)


Object Place: Nuremberg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Kress 608.

Dimensions

Diameter (a: obverse): 67 mm (2 5/8 in.) Diameter (b: reverse): 69 mm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.173a-b

Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Hieronymus Paumgartner (1497-1565), Nuremberg church-warden, in two castings of slightly different sizes and patinas.

Obverse (a): Pierced at top and wreath decoration at edge; frontal bust in high relief of Hieronymus Paumgartner looking slightly to proper left; inscribed at edge “HIERONYMVS·PAVMGARTNER·ANNO·AETATIS·56” and on bust “1553 D”.

Reverse (b): Within wreath at edge, heraldic device consisting of bird (or possibly a falcon), standing on top of a helmet that mounts a shield containing a similar bird over a fleur-de-lis, with drapery behind; inscribed in band at edge “IN·VMBRA·ALARVM·SPERABO·DONEC·TRANSEAT·INIQVITAS”.

Inscription

Obverse (a): Inscribed at edge "HIERONYMVS·PAVMGARTNER·ANNO·AETATIS·56" and on bust "1553 D".

Reverse (b): Inscribed at edge "IN·VMBRA·ALARVM·SPERABO·DONEC·TRANSEAT·INIQVITAS".

Provenance

Loebbecke Collection [see note 1]; by 1957, Mark M. Salton (New York, New York); 1957, sold by Mr. Mark M. Salton to the MFA for $720. (Accession date: March 14, 1957)

Notes:
[1] Inventory number 297/8.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour