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Christening medal

Circular christening medal. Obverse: Saint John standing at proper left, holding a staff and raising his hand over Christ who stands at proper right, crossing arms across his chest, with long rays and dove above; inscribed at edge "TEN JEST MOJ MILY SYN KTOREGOM SOBIE UPODOBAL" and in exergue...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "TEN JEST MOJ MILY SYN KTOREGOM SOBIE UPODOBAL" and in exergue "J.HERKNER F". Reverse: Inscribed above "NA PAMIATKE/CHRZTU" and at center in script "Dla/Adolli Lopf/Fier/od/K.Tajchert/d.25 Liup 1856".


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, 1856

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Medium or Technique

Metal; silver




Numismatics, Medals