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Merry Christmas (Lord's Prayer reverse)


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 17 mm, 1.93 gm (11/16 in., 0.07 oz.)

Accession Number

98.1531

Medium or Technique

Gilt metal or brass

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Medals

Obv: MERRY (at right) and CHRISTMAS (in exergue) around a rooftop scene depicting Santa Claus (St. Nicholas) climbing a chimney. His sled, with a single reindeer, is on the roof below. The scene is surrounded by a beaded rim.
Rev: Fifteen lines of the text of the Lord’s Prayer, surrounded by decorative ornaments and a beaded rim.
Edge: plain

Inscription

OUR FATHER /
WHO ART IN HEAVEN /
HALLOWED BE THY NAME /
THY KINGDOM COME /
THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH /
AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. /
GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD /
AND FORGIVE US OUR TRESSPASSES /
AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESSPASS AGAINST US. /
AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, /
BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL. /
FOR THIS IS THE KINGDOM /
AND THE POWER /
AND THE GLORY FOREVER. /
AMEN.

Credit Line

Gift of the Boston Numismatic Society