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Medal: Scenes of Adoration of the Magi and Moses

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


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 70 mm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

25.332

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably gilt-silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal showing scenes from the Old Testament (Moses) and the New Testament (Adoration of the Magi) with wreath-formed edge and figures in high relief.

Obverse: Adoration of the Magi; inscribed on trough “HR”, below “M [flower] DC [flower] X [flower] X [flower] X [flower] VIII [flower]”, and in exergue “INVENERVNT.PVERVM CVM.MARIA/ADORAVERVNT.ET.OBTVLE/RVNT.MVNERA.AVRVM/THVS.ET MIRRA/MAT.II”.

Reverse: Scene of God speaking to Moses; inscribed in exergue “DOMINVS.MOYSI.DE.RVBRO/LOQVITVR.ET.IN EGIPTVM/MITTIT.AD.PHARONEM/EXOD.III”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed on trough "HR", below "M [flower] DC [flower] X [flower] X [flower] X [flower] VIII [flower]", and in exergue "INVENERVNT.PVERVM CVM.MARIA/ADORAVERVNT.ET.OBTVLE/RVNT.MVNERA.AVRVM/THVS.ET MIRRA/MAT.II".

Reverse: Inscribed in exergue "DOMINVS.MOYSI.DE.RVBRO/LOQVITVR.ET.IN EGIPTVM/MITTIT.AD.PHARONEM/EXOD.III".

Provenance

By 1905, Mrs. T. O. Richardson; 1905, bequest of Mrs. T. O. Richardson to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson