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Ignatius Perner

Circular medal of Ignatius Perner. Obverse: Frontal bust of Ignatius Perner in high relief; inscribed in Latin in band at edge and on bust. Reverse: Semi-nude male standing at center with shield in left hand and his right hand over a dog and cat while a horse, an ox, birds, and a sheep...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "+IGNATIUS PERNER MONACENSIS ANIMALIUM PROTECTOR" and on bust "H.LORENZ F.HAMBURG".. Reverse: Inscribed on banderola "+DE ANIMALIBUS BENE MERITO" and below "F.GERBER".


By 1930, Malcolm Storer; 1930, given by Malcolm Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Storer

German, 19th century

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Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze




Numismatics, Medals