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Reverse of a medal

Circular uniface medal (reverse only), pierced at top and bottom. Orb at center with nude man on top supporting hebrew inscription above in rays while three other figures--one skeleton, one man, and one woman--attack orb. This is an allegory of the human soul delivered by Divine Grace from...

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Inscription

Inscribed at edge "ASYLVM MEVM DEVS·1560·STE·H·F".

Provenance

By 1957, Mr. Samuel H. Gurvitz (Sharon, Massachusetts); 1957, gift of Mr. Samuel H. Gurvitz to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 12, 1957)

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel H. Gurvitz

Netherlandish (Antwerp), 1560

Object Place

Antwerp, The Netherlands

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 78 mm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.614

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals