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Peace after the Thirty Years' War

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...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed above "BELLICALAMITAS/bnfriedeverzehru", across field "1649", and on cornucopia "ZVCHT/KINGE[ ]/DEI". Reverse: Inscribed above "PACIS SVAVITAS/friedescrnehrg/IOHANN CORINGE·B·".

Provenance

By 1968, Cyril Humphris, London; 1968, sold by Cyril Humphris to the MFA. (Accession date: September 11, 1968)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

German (Westfalia), 1649 and 18th century

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

68.553

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver and silver-gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals