101807 | GERMANY. Memory of the Departed silver Medal.
101807 | GERMANY. Memory of the Departed silver Medal. Issued circa 1820 for engraving and presentation to relatives of the deceased [here unengraved] (42mm, 25.46 g, 12h). By the Loos Workshop in Berlin.
DER HERR NAHM (that which the Lord hath taken...), veiled woman facing, head right, grieving at a crucifix / DER HERR GIEBT WIEDER (...He shall give again), ornate altar bearing open Bible. Edge: Plain.
GPH –; Goethe Coll. 1572. Choice Mint State. Attractively toned and highly prooflike. A fairly scarce and moving piece.
Generally presented as a commemorative to a relative of one dearly departed, these medals were usually engraved in the exergue on the obverse with the name, birth, and death date of the person deceased, all while reminding that, no matter of terrestrial life, the Bible offers that which is everlasting.
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