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Medal - Charles V, 1541 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33857

Summary:
Copy of a medal depicting Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. The original medal, probably by the artist Christoph Weiditz, was cast in 1541. This two piece electrotype copy was made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. This two piece electrotype copy was made circa 1881 at British Museum by Robert Ready from a cast bronze medal from the collection of George III (BMC Reg. G3,GerM.39). The electrotype in copper plated and toned.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 45 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: art medals, exploration, portrait medals
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Ready Electrotype Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Series: Renaissance Medals
DateEra: 1541 AD
Obverse Description: Bust facing right wearing flat cap and the jewel of the Order of the Fleece; around, CAROL . V . ROM . IMP . AVG. HISP . REX . CATHOL , DVX AVST . ETC.
Reverse Description: Two Corinthian columns standing in a rough sea (the Pillars of Hercules) in field divided by the pillars, PLVS. VLTRA; around, QVOD IN CELIS SOL HOC IN TERRA CAESAR EST. M.DXLI.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Copper-plated
Person Depicted: Emperor Charles - Holy Roman Empire, Spain
Artist: Christoph Weiditz
References: BMC G3,GerM.39

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