Peace after the Thirty Years' War
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.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; silver and silver-gilt
Not On View
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)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour