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Circular markmanship medal with a leaf-ornamented frame (obverse: has mask at top) that has attached three loops for fastening (one at top and one at each side). Obverse: Relief design of man in doublet and hose at proper right, sighting through gun pointing over head of cherub that rises...

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Inscription

Reverse: Inscribed at center "MIT:WISEN:VND:WILEN:EINS/ERBARN:RAT:VND:DER:GEM/ENEN:BRVDERSCHAFT:DER:BVCHSEN:SCHVUC3EN:3V:DR/ESD [ellision above]:HAT:WOLF:SPRVNG:VN [ellision above]:/MELCHER:D["R" inside "O"]ST:DAS:KLEN/OT:MACHEN:LASN [ellision above]:1537".

Provenance

Prince Ratibor, Grafeneck Castle. 1948, Blumka Gallery, New York; 1948, sold by Blumka to the MFA for $450. (Accession Date: November 18, 1948)

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

German (Dresden), Renaissance, 1537

Object Place

Dresden, Germany

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 127 mm (5 in.)

Accession Number

48.1247

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals