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John Hus

Bohemian (Jáchymov)
1530s
Artist Hieronymus Dietrich (Bohemian (Kraslic), active 1531–539, 1549–1550)


Object Place: Europe, Bohemia

Catalogue Raisonné

Kress 617.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 42 mm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.1315

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of John Hus, made at the Jáchymov mint. Beaded rim on both faces.

Obverse: Profile bust of John Hus looking to proper left; inscribed at edge in band “CREDO·VNAM·ESSE·ECCLESIAM·SANCTAM·CATOLICAM” and across field “IOAHVS”.

Reverse: Standing figure of John Hus at center, tied to a stake; inscribed at edge “CENTVM·REVOLVTIS·ANNIS·DEO·RESPONDEBITIS·ET·MIHI”, at inner band “TO·1415·IO·HVS·ANNO·A·CHRIST·NA”, and across field “CONDEM NATUR 1415”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed across field "IOAHVS" and at edge "CREDO·VNAM·ESSE·ECCLESIAM·SANCTAM·CATOLICAM".

Reverse: Inscribed across field "CONDEM NATUR 1415", at inner band "TO·1415·IO·HVS·ANNO·A·CHRIST·NA", and at edge "CENTVM·REVOLVTIS·ANNIS·DEO·RESPONDEBITIS·ET·MIHI".

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, given by Henry H. Fay to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay