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Hieronymus Paumgartner

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Circular medal of Hieronymus Paumgartner (1497-1565), Nuremberg church-warden, in two castings of slightly different sizes and patinas. Obverse (a): Pierced at top and wreath decoration at edge; frontal bust in high relief of Hieronymus Paumgartner looking slightly to proper left; inscribed at...

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Obverse (a): Inscribed at edge "HIERONYMVS·PAVMGARTNER·ANNO·AETATIS·56" and on bust "1553 D". Reverse (b): Inscribed at edge "IN·VMBRA·ALARVM·SPERABO·DONEC·TRANSEAT·INIQVITAS".


Loebbecke Collection [see note 1]; by 1957, Mark M. Salton (New York, New York); 1957, sold by Mr. Mark M. Salton to the MFA for $720. (Accession date: March 14, 1957) Notes: [1] Inventory number 297/8.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

German (Nuremberg), Renaissance, 1553

Object Place

Nuremberg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Kress 608.


Diameter (a: obverse): 67 mm (2 5/8 in.) Diameter (b: reverse): 69 mm (2 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze




Numismatics, Medals