100277 | GERMANY. Johann Sebastian Bach bronze Medal.
100277 | GERMANY. Johann Sebastian Bach bronze Medal. Dated 1950. Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Composer's Death (60mm, 92.09 g, 12h).
JOHANN SEBASTIAAN BACH 1685 ~ 1750, bust facing slightly right / 1750 1950, ornate organ. Edge: HOLLAND.
Cf. Höhn 76, lot 557. Gem Mint State. Deep brown surfaces, with an attractive matte quality. Rare.
Generally regarded as one of the greatest composers in history, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was born in the German Duchy of Sachsen-Eisenach to a family of musicians. Though recognized now for works such as The Brandenburg Concertos, The Goldberg Variations, and The St Matthew Passion, as well as hundreds of cantatas both secular and sacred, he was best known contemporarily for abilities as an organist—as is alluded to by the reverse design of this medal.
From the Kyle Ponterio Collection of Music Medals.
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