101621 | GERMANY. Baptismal silver Medal.

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    101621 | GERMANY. Baptismal silver Medal. Issued circa 1850 (37mm, 15.44 g, 12h). By Drentwett in Augsburg.

     

    The baptism of Jesus: Christ kneeling outside of the River Jordan, with arms crossed over chest, being baptised by John the Baptist to left, holding cruciform staff with banner; radiant dove above / WER GLAUBT UND GETAUFT IST WIRD SELIG WERDEN (whoever believes and is baptized shall be saved..., –adapted from Mark 16:16), DER / GEIST IST'S / DER LEBENDIG / MACHT (the Spirit gives life..., –adapted John 6:63) in four lines; radiant dove above; all within ornate polylobe. Edge: Plain. GPH –.

     

    Choice Mint State. Highly brilliant in the fields, with some charming cobalt toning scattered throughout.

     

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