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Gold Bull and Seal of Charles IV

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Round container comprising two valves with rectangular openings at top and bottom for a silk cord; inside a red wax impression in two pieces. Cut out, struck, slots soldered on. Within two beaded bands around the circumference of the obverse is the inscription:...

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Provenance

By 1957, Münzen and Medaillen A.G., Basel; 1957, sold by Münzen and Medaillen to the MFA for $5,000. (Accession Date: October 9, 1957)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Bohemian, Medieval (Gothic), about 1355

Object Place

Prague, Czech Republic

Dimensions

6.1 x 0.4 cm (2 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.663

Medium or Technique

Gold (99.7% gold, .3% silver, trace of copper)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork