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Medal: Scenes of Crucifixion and Adam and Eve

German
post 1550
Artist Hans Reinhart, the Elder (born about 1510, active 1538–1581)


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 57 mm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

25.333

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal containing scenes from the New Testament (Crucifixion) and Old Testament (Adam and Eve). High raised edge.

Obverse: Crucifixion scene including the two robbers flanking Christ, three soldiers (one on horseback), John and Mary, and Mary Magdelene below; inscribed across field “MISERERE·NOBIS·DOMINE”.

Reverse: Adam standing at proper right and Eve at proper left of tree with snake below; two scenes in background possibly of Creation of Eve and Expulsion (hard to read); inscribed across field “MVLIER EDIT MIHI/ET·COMEDI·GE·Z·”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed across field "MISERERE·NOBIS·DOMINE".

Reverse: Inscribed across field "MVLIER EDIT MIHI/ET·COMEDI·GE·Z·".

Provenance

By 1905, Mrs. T. O. Richardson; 1905, bequest of Mrs. T. O. Richardson to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 4, 1925)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson