101101 | GERMANY. Nürnberg. Silver Baptismal Medal.

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    101101  |  GERMANY. Nürnberg. Silver Baptismal Medal. Issued circa 1720 (33mm, 9.32 g, 12h). By G. Hautsch.

     

    "Aus dem Forbild unsrer Tauf" (from the example of our baptism...), the baptism of Jesus: Christ standing in the River Jordan with arms crossed over chest, being baptised by John the Baptist to left, holding cruciform staff with banner inscribed [EC]C[E] AGNVS DEI (behold! The lamb of God!); in background, two figures previously baptised; above, God (the Father) radiates from the clouds, sending down a dove (the Holy Spirit) unto Jesus (the Son), representing the Holy Trinity / "Steigt Glaub Lieb und Hoffnung auf" (...rise up faith, love, and hope), priest baptising child with holy water, with personifications of Faith, Love, and Hope standing surrounding him; radiant Eye of Providence above. Edge: Plain.

     

    GPH 1085. Choice Mint State. Deeply toned surfaces, with an alluring iridescent nature and some mirrored brilliance in the fields.

     

    Ex van Loon Collection.

     

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