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Model for medal of Ludwig II of Hungary and Bohemia

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Model for ciruclar, gold medal of Ludwig II of Hungary and Bohemia (born 1506, king of Hungary and Bohemia, 1506-26) with plain edge. Carved in high relief, profile bust of Ludwig looking to proper left, wearing a round hat and fur cape.

Provenance

Adalbert von Lanna Collection, Prague [see note 1]; possibly Boettner, Munich; 1969, Munzen und Medaillen, Basel, Switzerland; 1969, sold by Munzen und Basel to the MFA. (Accession date: October 15, 1969) Notes: [1] Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, Berlin, II, no. 40.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

German (Augsburg), Renaissance, about 1526

Object Place

Augsburg, Germany

Dimensions

Overall diameter: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.) Other (outside of framing band): 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

69.1150

Medium or Technique

Stone; solnhofen or kehlheim (hone) stone

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals