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Baptism Medal

Circular medal commemorating a baptism. Obverse: Baptism scene; inscribed at edge "Tauffet Sie im Nahmen Des Vaters und des Sohnes und Des H. Geiftes Mattha.28.19" (Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost Matth. 28.19), above in sun "[Hebrew writing]/Das/[...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "Tauffet Sie im Nahmen Des Vaters und des Sohnes und Des H. Geiftes Mattha.28.19" (Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost Matth. 28.19), above in sun "[Hebrew writing]/Das/[ ]mein/[ ]her/[ ]", across field "[ ]/ihrhoren/[ ]gotteslamb/[ ]well funde/[ ]Joh.1", and "mir geborn[ ]/alle gerechtigkeit/er.fallen.Matt.3". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "Wer da Glaubt und Getaufft wird der wird selig werden Marci.16.16" (He who believes and is baptized will be saved Mark 16.16) and at center "gott Vater durch die Tauff/zum kinde nim[ ] mich auff/Gott Sohn mit seinem Blut/macht mich gerecht und gut/Gott H.geist beucht ein/mein Lehrer Trost busen/bis aus der Lifelkeit/ich foin fur ewig fest/Gal 3.26.27.Tit 3.56/1 Pet.3.2.1/C".

Provenance

By 1901, Augustine Shurtleff; 1901, bequest of Augustine Shurtleff to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins

German, 1721

Accession Number

01.3805

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals