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Christening medal

Circular christening medal. Obverse: John the Baptist standing at proper left with staff and raising his hand over Christ who stands at proper right with hands across his chest, while rays of light and dove are above; inscribed at edge "TEN IEST MOJ MILY SYN KTOREGOM SOBIEUPODOBAL", below "I....

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "TEN IEST MOJ MILY SYN KTOREGOM SOBIEUPODOBAL", below "I. MANIERT", and in exergue "WARSZAWA". Reverse: Inscribed above "NA PAMIATKE CHRZTU" and at center in script "Adolfowic Blumberg/od/Matronkow/A.i.E.Paulie/d. 20 Grund.1851".


By 1929, Wolf Kostakowsky, Mattapan, MA; 1929, sold by Kostakowsky to the MFA for $518 [see note 1]. (Accession date: January 17, 1929) NOTES: [1] Five hundred numismatics, MFA accession numbers 29.159 through 29.658, were purchased from Mr. Kostakowsky for a total price of $518.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Polish (Warsaw), 1851

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Medium or Technique

Metal; silver




Numismatics, Medals