Beautiful silver medal, entirely in mint condition, made by Martin Holtzhey (1697, Ulm – 1764, MIddelburg), an 18th century medallist who was mainly active in the Netherlands.
Subject: Lutheran medal, second centennial of the Augsburg Confession.
Obverse: Hand from the clouds holding a scale with books.
Reverse: 5 lines of text with chronogram
Diameter: 29 mm
Weight: 22 grams
This medal was certified by NGC as being MS65! With a wonderful patina.
Medals by Holtzhey of the same subject were bought by Teylers Museum and the Rijksmuseum.
From the Van Loon collection.
Schulman, auction 362, lot 62
- Netherlands, Amsterdam
- Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
- Lutherse penning
- Year/Period and Variation
- 1730 tweede eeuwfeest der Augsburgse confessie in slab MS65
- Precious metal
- Graded by NGC
- Certification number