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Peace after the Thirty Years' War

German (Westfalia)
1649 and 18th century

Object Place: Germany


Overall: 8.1 x 7.2 cm (3 3/16 x 2 13/16 in.) Other (height with chains and ring): 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; silver and silver-gilt

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Oval shaped medal, commemorating the peace after the Thirty Years’ War, framed in an 18th-century silver-gilt laurel wreath that has three chains at top, coming together at a ring.

Obverse: Etched personification of war, wearing goat-skin tunic and helmet, standing on conquered dragon with a fortress and warriors in background at proper left and a cornucopia at proper right; inscribed above “BELLICALAMITAS/bnfriedeverzehru”, across field “1649”, and on cornucopia “ZVCHT/KINGE[ ]/DEI”.

Reverse: Etched personification of peace, standing on a turtle and holding olive branches in each hand with a city and its people and animals in background at proper right and a cornucopia at proper left; inscribed above “PACIS SVAVITAS/friedescrnehrg/IOHANN CORINGE·B·”.


Obverse: Inscribed above "BELLICALAMITAS/bnfriedeverzehru", across field "1649", and on cornucopia "ZVCHT/KINGE[ ]/DEI".

Reverse: Inscribed above "PACIS SVAVITAS/friedescrnehrg/IOHANN CORINGE·B·".


By 1968, Cyril Humphris, London; 1968, sold by Cyril Humphris to the MFA. (Accession date: September 11, 1968)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour