HERALDRY IN THE SCHER COLLECTION OF COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS


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  • Bronze portrait medal of Sigismondo Malatesta in profile to the left Bronze medal of a shield with an S, a helmet with drapery, with an elephant head  above
    14
    Matteo de’ Pasti (1420–d. after 1467)
    SIGISMONDO PANDOLFO MALATESTA (1417–1468)
    Dated 1446
    Copper alloy, cast; 42.6 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.116)
     
    Azure, the letter I entwined by the letter S within a bordure indented Or and sable.
     
    Note: These arms are composed of the second and third quarters of the personal arms of SigismondoQuarters 1 and 4 are: Argent, three bends checky Or and gules. The entire shield is within a bordure indented Or and sable.
     

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  • Bronze portrait medal of Niccolo III d'Este in profile to the right, with a prominent double-chin Bronze medal of the coat of arms of Niccolo III d’Este
    19
    Amadio Amadei, called Amadio da Milano (act. 1437–82; d. ca. 1483)
    NICCOLÒ III D’ESTE (1383–1441)
    ca. 1441
    Copper alloy, cast; 53.9 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.124)
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Azure, three fleurs-de-lis Or a bordure indented gules and Or (Ferrara); 2 & 3 Azure, an eagle displayed argent armed and langued Or (d’Este).
     

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  • Bronze portrait medal of Giovanni II Bentivoglio wearing a round hat and armor in profile to the right Bronze medal of a man wearing armor and a round hat, carrying a staff in his right hand, with a sword at his belt, on horseback, in profile to the left. Another man in armor on horseback is visible behind him
    25
    Sperandio di Bartolommeo Savelli (ca. 1425/28–d. after 1504)
    GIOVANNI II BENTIVOGLIO (1443–1508)
    ca. 1485
    Copper alloy, cast; 95.7 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.118)
     
    Per bend indented Or and gules.
     

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  • Silver portrait medal of Elizabeth, Duchess of Saxony wearing a dress with a high collar and ruff, a large necklace, an elaborate hairnet and a flat hat, in profile to the left Silver medal of the coat of arms of Elizabeth, Duchess of Saxony
    57
    Antonio Abondio (1538–1591)
    COUNTESS PALATINE ELISABETH VON SIMMERN–SPONHEIM (1540–1594)
    Dated 1576
    Silver, cast; 44.4 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Sable, a lion rampant Or (Palatinate of the Rhine); 2 & 3 Fusilly in bend argent and azure (Bavaria) surtout an inescutcheon Barry of ten Or and sable, a crown of rue (crancelin) throughout bendwise vert (Saxony).
     
  • Silver medal of a man in profile to the right with hair to the nape of his neck Obverse side of silver medal depicting a serpent eating a child
    65
    Unknown artist (Milan)
    GALEAZZO MARIA SFORZA, FIFTH DUKE OF MILAN (1444–1476)
    ca. 1466–76
    Silver, struck; 29 mm, 9.6 g (testone coin)
    Scher Collection
     
    Argent, a serpent azure devouring a child gules (Visconti, inherited by Sforza).
     
  • Square bronze medal of Giangiacomo Trivulzio, laureate, in armor, in profile to the right, with four coats of arms in the four corners Square bronze medal with a Latin inscription
    68
    Attributed to Cristoforo Foppa, called Caradosso (ca. 1452–1526/27)
    GIAN GIACOMO TRIVULZIO (1441–1518)
    Dated 1499
    Copper alloy, cast; 45.6 × 46.6 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Obverse:
     
    Upper left: Paly Or and Vert (Trivulzio).
     
    Upper right, a badge: A Sun (Ruota del Sole) charged on its disk with a Cross Paty throughout.
     
    Lower left: Argent, a serpent azure devouring a child gules (Visconti, inherited by Sforza).
     
    Lower right: Three torches (brands) in pale each carrying two buckets.
     
  • Bronze portrait medal of Guillaume d'Estouteville with a tonsure, in profile to the right Bronze medal of the coat of arms of Guillaume d'Estouteville
    74
    Cristoforo di Geremia (ca. 1430–1476)
    GUILLAUME D’ESTOUTEVILLE (ca. 1412–1483)
    After 1461
    Copper alloy, cast; 46.6 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.134)
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Barry argent and gules, a lion rampant Or; 2 & 3 Barry gules and argent surtout an inescutcheon Azure, three fleurs-de-lis Or (France) surmounted by a baton in bend gules (d’Estouteville).
     

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  • Bronze portrait medal of Pietro Barbo with a tonsure, in profile to the left Bronze medal of the coat of arms of Pietro Barbo
    79
    Roman School
    PIETRO BARBO (1417–1471)
    Dated 1455
    Copper alloy, cast; 33 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Azure, a lion rampant argent armed and langued gules overall a bend Or (Barbo).
     
  • Bronze medal depicting the pope in public consistory Bronze medal depicting the last Judgment with Christ in glory, among Angels and Saints, above an altar flanked by the Virgin Mary, the Baptist, and resurrected dead
    80
    Emiliano Orfini da Foligno (act. 1461– 84)
    POPE PAUL II (Pietro Barbo, b. 1417; r. 1464–71)
    1466/67
    Copper alloy, cast after original strike; 78.6 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Azure, a lion rampant argent armed and langued gules overall a bend Or (Barbo).
     
  • Bronze portrait medal of Francesco Lomellini with drapery around his shoulders and a sharply pointed beard, in profile to the left; pearled border Bronze medal depicting an anvil with an inscribed scroll before two picks and a coat of arms, set within a landscape of trees, a river, a town and mountains, with a radiating sun above
    148
    Ludovico Leoni (1542–1612)
    FRANCESCO LOMELLINI (first half of 16th century)
    ca. 1568
    Copper alloy, cast; 68.7 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Per fess gules and Or.
     
  • Bronze portrait medal of Cornelio Musso, wearing a hooded robe buttoned up the front, with a pointed beard and tonsure, in profile to the left Bronze medal of a mule drinking from a body of water with a number of figures and animals in the background
    162
    Unknown artist (Veneto)
    CORNELIO MUSSO (1511–1574)
    ca. 1562
    Copper alloy, cast; 57.9 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    There is a coat of arms in the exergue: a shield with what looks like a Bend indented.
     
  • Bronze portrait medal of Francesco Della Rovere, Pope Sixtus IV wearing full papal regalia in profile to the left Bronze medal of a building with columns on either side
    199
    Girolamo Paladino (1647–1689)
    POPE SIXTUS IV (delle Rovere, b. 1414; r. 1471–84)
    Late 17th century
    Copper alloy, struck, restitution medal; cracked reverse die; 43.9 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Azure, an oak tree eradicated and fructed Or (delle Rovere).
     
  • Silver portrait medal of Cardinal Ludovico Portocarrero wearing a hooded mozzetta, and a biretta over a zucchetto, in profile to the left Silver medal of a statue of a trumpeting angel standing on a plinth, with four figures standing around the base, with cannons behind the plinth, and a ship and island in the background. Four winged, naked children fly in the upper right corner of the background
    201
    Giovanni Martino Hamerani (1646–1705)
    LUIS MANUEL FERNANDEZ DE PORTOCARRERO (1629–1709)
    Dated 1678
    Silver, struck; 45.6 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.165)
     
    On the wall of the fortress: Quarterly 1 Per saltire argent and gules, a Maltese cross in chief counterchanged; 2 Per saltire vert and Or, in chief and in base a bend gules and along the dexter and sinister flank the words Ave Maria read from the fess point sable; 3 Checky Or and azure; 4 Gules, a crescent reversed argent (Portocarrero).
     
    On the flag at the stern of the ship, the arms of Spain composed of: Quarterly 1 & 4 Gules, a castle Or port and windows azure (Castile); 2 & 3 Argent, a lion rampant purpure crowned Or (Léon).
     

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  • Gilt bronze portrait medal of Gian Francesco Albani, Pope Clement XI wearing a camauro and papal robes in profile to the left Gilt bronze medal of a man with a halo seated before a canvas on an easel, on which he is painting the Virgin and Child, holding a palette in his left hand, as he looks up at the Virgin and Child in heaven. Behind the easel is a bull, lying on the floor.
    206
    Ermenegildo Hamerani (1683–1756)
    POPE CLEMENT XI (Gianfrancesco Albani, b. 1649; r. 1700–21)
    ca. 1707–10
    Gilt copper alloy, struck; 44.3 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Azure, a fess Or between in chief an étoile of eight points and in base a triple mount of the same (Albani).
     
  • Bronze portrait medal of Giuseppe Carrillo de Albornoz with long, curly hair and wearing armor, in profile to the right Bronze medal of a winged woman standing on a pile of arms and armor, holding crowns in both hands
    227
    Massimiliano Soldani-Benzi (1656–1740)
    GIUSEPPE CARRILLO DE ALBORNOZ Y MONTIEL (1671–1747)
    Dated 1735
    Copper alloy, cast; 91.5 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    From left to right: Or, a horse rearing sable (Naples); a field with three crescents (tinctures unknown; Ottoman Turks, possibly Vert, three crescents argent); Gules, an eagle displayed Or (Palermo).
     
  • Silver medal of a man wearing a biretta, a damask coat, and a soft shirt forming several folds around his neck Silver medal depicting the arms of the cardinal
    263
    Unknown artist (Nuremberg)
    CARDINAL ALBRECHT OF BRANDENBURG (b. 1490; Archbishop of Mainz and Elector 1514–45)
    Dated 1526
    Silver, cast; 44 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Quarterly 1 Argent, a griffin segreant gules beaked, langued and armed Or (Pomerania); Argent, an eagle displayed gules beaked and membered Or, the wings charged with a trefoil (Kleestängel) Or (Brandenburg); 3 Or, a lion rampant sable a bordure compony argent and gules (Burgrave of Nuremberg); 4 Quarterly argent and sable (Hohenzollern) in the center three inescutcheons two and one 1 Per fess gules and argent (Magdeburg) 2 Gules, a wheel argent (Mainz) and 3 Per pale argent and gules (Halberstadt).
     
  • Bronze medal of a man with mid length hair, wearing a large plumed hat and armor Bronze medal depicting a shield of arms surmounted by a helmet with cascading plume
    264
    Unknown artist (Nuremberg)
    CHRISTOF FÜRER (1479–1537)
    Dated 1526
    Copper alloy, cast; 39 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Per pale argent and gules, a wheel dimidiating a fleur-de-lis counterchanged.
     
  • Silver medal of a man with long hair pulled back in braid, wearing a wide hat with badge Silver medal depicting a winged woman holding two shields
    266
    Unknown artist (Nuremberg)
    MAGDALENA WELZER ROEMERIN (1505–1582)
    Dated 1582
    Silver, cast; 39.7 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Dexter: Quarterly 1 & 4 Bendy sable and Or; 2 & 3 Or issuant from a cloud nebuly argent the head and neck of an ostrich sable holding a horseshoe in its beak argent (Römer).
     
    Sinister: Per pale argent and gules, a fleur-de-lis counterchanged (Welser).
     
  • Bronze medal of a man in profile to the right Bronze medal depicting a shield of arms
    268
    Unknown artist (Nuremberg)
    KONRAD REUTER (1477–1540)
    Dated 1527
    Copper alloy, cast; 39.5 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    On a triple mount two hay or grain flails in saltire the ends pendant (Reuter).
     
    Tinctures unknown; the charges are probably a reference to a reuter (hay-drying rack).
     
  • Silver medal of a man with wavy hair and beard Silver medal depicting battle armor with a bow, arrows, a sword, an ax, and a helmet
    270
    Matthes Gebel (ca. 1500–1574)
    JOHANN GEUDER (1496–1557)
    Dated 1526
    Silver with traces of mercury gilt, cast; 28.3 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Azure, three mullets of six points conjoined to a triangle at fesspoint argent (Geuder).
     
  • Bronze medal of a man wearing a padded calotte cap Bronze medal depicting a shield with Hermann’s arms, and helm and crest resting on a suit of armor
    272
    Matthes Gebel (ca. 1500–1574)
    GEORG HERMANN (1491–1552)
    Dated 1529
    Copper alloy, cast; 38.5 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Or, on a fess sable a mullet Or impaling Sable, a man's face issuant from an increscent moon Or (Hermann)
     
  • Bronze medal of a man in profile to the right wearing a pleated shirt with ornamented collar Bronze medal of the Kress family arms with helmet and crest resting on a suit of armor
    274
    Matthes Gebel (ca. 1500–1574)
    CHRISTOPH KRESS VON KRESSENSTEIN (1484–1535)
    Dated 1526, made ca. 1530
    Copper alloy, cast; 39.4 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Gules, a sword bendwise argent hilted and pommeled Or.
     
  • Silver medal of a man with mid length hair wearing a low hat, high collar, cloak and chain Silver medal depicting a shield, armor, helmet, axe, lance and sword
    275
    Matthes Gebel (ca. 1500–1574)
    GEORG VON LOXAN (ca. 1491–ca. 1551)
    1530
    Lead, cast; 45.9 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.65)
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Or, a double-headed eagle sable dimidiating Azure, a fleur-de-lis Or (surtout an inescutcheon of an unidentified charge); 2 & 3 Quarterly Gules and Or (von Loxan or Lokšan).
     
    The arms in the 1st and 4th quarters are probably an augmentation of honor from Emperor Ferdinand I of Hapsburg (b. 1503; r. 1558–64) since Loxan was his vice-chancellor in Bohemia.
     

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  • Silver medal of man and woman both in profile to the right Silver medal depicting a tree and a helmet with two extended arms holding branches
    276
    Matthes Gebel (ca. 1500–1574)
    ULPIAN MOSER and APOLLONIA SCHWERZIN (dates unknown)
    Dated 1530
    Gilt copper alloy, cast; 36.9 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    A tree eradicated its branches ragged on the dexter side and leaved on the sinister (Moser).
     
  • Bronze medal of a man with short hair and a pointed beard, wearing a cloak fastened at the shoulder Bronze medal depicting a nude woman balancing on an orb and holding a shield and sphere
    277
    Matthes Gebel (ca. 1500–1574)
    MICHAEL HESS (b. 1497)
    Dated 1530
    Copper alloy, cast; 34.2 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    On a shield a lion rampant supporting (climbant on?) a ragged branch or tree trunk enarched from the base to the dexter flank (Hess or Höss).
     
    Tinctures unknown.
     
  • Silver medal of a man wearing a hat and fur-collared embroidered coat Silver medal depicting an hourglass above an inscribed table
    278
    Matthes Gebel (ca. 1500–1574)
    LORENZ TRUCHSESS VON POMERSFELDEN (1473–1543)
    Dated 1530
    Silver, cast; 41.7 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.66)
     
    Argent, a lion rampant azure surmounted by two bars gules (Truchsess von Pomersfelden).
     

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  • Silver medal of jugate portraits of three men, each wearing shirts with ornamented collars and chains Silver medal depicting the costs of arms of the three sitters on the front of the medal
    279
    Matthes Gebel (ca. 1500–1574)
    HEINRICH RIBISCH (1485–1544), GEORG HERMANN (1491–1552), and KONRAD MAIER (1493–1565)
    Dated 1531
    Silver, cast; 39 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Dexter: Per fess, in chief Or on a triangle throughout sable a lion’s face holding an annulet in its mouth Or and in base barry of four Or and sable (Ribisch).
     
    Center: Or, on a fess sable a mullet Or impaling Sable, a man’s face issuant from an increscent moon Or (Hermann).
     
    Sinister: Quarterly 1 & 4 Azure, a star of eight points Or; 2 & 3 Gules and Argent (Maier).
     
  • Silver medal of a man wearing a pleated shirt, several chains around his neck and an embroidered mantel Silver medal with a coat of arms
    280
    Matthes Gebel (ca. 1500–1574)
    JOHANN FRIEDRICH I (1503–1554; Elector of Saxony 1532–47)
    ca. 1532
    Silver, cast; 45.4 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.67)
     
    Quarterly 1 Azure, a lion rampant barry gules and Or armed and crowned Or (Landgrave of Thuringia); 2 Or, a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Margrave of Meissen); 3 Azure, an eagle displayed Or (Count Palatine of Saxony); 4 Or, two pallets azure (Margrave of Landsberg) surtout an inescutcheon Barry of ten Or and sable, a crown of rue (crancelin) throughout bendwise vert (Saxony).
     

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  • Silver medal of woman with hair pulled into a decorative covering wearing hat, high collar and chain Silver medal depicting a spread eagle upon a plumed crest
    282
    Matthes Gebel (ca. 1500–1574)
    KATHERINA VON LOXAN (née Adler, 1516–1580)
    Dated 1535
    Silver, cast; 38.9 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.64)
     
    Per fess Gules and Or, a demi eagle displayed issuant in chief counterchanged (Adler).
     
    Note that Rietstap (1965, 1: 10) provides the following blazon: Per fess Gules and Or an eagle displayed counterchanged (Adler of Ratisbon).
     

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  • Silver medal of a man with short hair and a beard, wearing a cloak with floral pattern, ruff collar and chain Silver medal depicting a helmet with heraldic shield
    283
    Matthes Gebel (ca. 1500–1574)
    GEORG SCHILLING (b. 1501)
    Dated 1539
    Silver, cast; 36.9 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Gules, within an annulet a twig of three linden leaves slipped argent (Schilling, of Silesia).
     
  • Silver medal of a man with short hair and a long beard, wearing a cloak with ruff collar Silver medal depicting a helmet with shield
    284
    Matthes Gebel (ca. 1500–1574)
    GEORG SCHENK (b. 1515)
    Dated 1541
    Silver, cast; 36.6 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Per pale Or and bendy gules and argent to the dexter a demi vol sable (Schenk).
     
    Note: The tinctures are permuted from the arms of Nuremberg; Schenk seems to be a reference to that city.
     
  • Wooden model for a portrait medal of Matthaeus Schwarz wearing a hat in profile to the right Wooden medal with the number 3007b written in ink Wooden model for a medal depicting the coat of arms of Matthaeus Schwarz which consist of three flowers on a shield, surmounted by a helmet and foliage, on top of which is the torso and head of a small man holding flowers in both hands Wooden medal with the number 3007a written in ink
    286
    Friedrich Hagenauer (act. 1525–after 1546)
    MATTHAEUS SCHWARZ (1497–ca. 1574)
    1530
    Wood in two pieces, 44.1 mm (obv.), 43.6 mm (rev.)
    Scher Collection
     
    Per fess Gules and Argent, three roses counterchanged (Schwarz of Augsburg).
     
  • Silver medal of a man in profile to the right Silver medal depicting the coat of arms of the House Wettin
    289
    Christoph Weiditz (ca. 1500–1559)
    GEORG OF WETTIN, CALLED THE BEARDED (b. 1471, Duke of the Albertine dominions of Saxony 1500–39)
    Dated 1537
    Silver, cast; 43.2 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.82)
     
    Quarterly of ten:
     
    1. Azure, a lion rampant barry gules and Or armed and crowned Or (Landgrave of Thuringia).
    2. Or, a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Margrave of Meissen).
    3. Or, two pallets azure (Margrave of Landsberg).
    4. Sable, an eagle displayed Or (Count Palatine of Thuringia).
    5. Barry of ten Or and sable, a crown of rue (crancelin) throughout bendwise vert (Saxony).
    6. Or semy of hearts gules, a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Count of Orlamunde).
    7. Azure, a lion rampant per fess Or and argent (Count of Pleissen).
    8. Argent, a rose gules (Burgrave of Altenburg).
    9. Azure, an eagle displayed Or (Count Palatine of Saxony).
    10. Argent, three water lily leaves (Seeblätter) gules (Count of Brehna).

     

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  • Silver medal of a man in profile to the left wearing a collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece Silver medal with the coat of arms of Philip of Wittelsbach
    290
    Christoph Weiditz (ca.1500–1559)
    PHILIP OF WITTELSBACH (1503–1548; Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Palatinate-Neuburg 1535–41)
    Dated 1541
    Silver, cast; 54.3 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Sable, a lion rampant Or (Palatinate of the Rhine); 2 & 3 Fusilly in bend argent and azure (Bavaria).
     
  • Silver medal of man with beard and mustache, wearing decorative armor and a chain with pendant Silver medal depicting a female figure holding a shield with her left arm and a decorative helmet on a plinth with her right arm
    292
    Hans Bolsterer (act. 1540; d. 1573)
    WOLF MÜNZER (1524–1577)
    Dated 1567
    Silver, cast; 41.1 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Per chevron ployé gules and argent conjoined at the point to a fleur-de-lis in chief and in base a rose all counterchanged (Münzer zu Nuremberg).
     
  • Silver medal of a man with a long beard, wearing a flattened hat and a coat with a fur collar Silver medal depicting two helmets on either side of a quartered shield
    293
    Ludwig Neufahrer (ca. 1500/5–1563)
    LUDWIG X OF BAYERN-LANDSHUT (1495–1545)
    ca. 1535
    Silver, cast; 40.6 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Sable, a lion rampant Or (Palatinate of the Rhine); 2 & 3 Fusilly in bend argent and azure (Bavaria).
     
  • Silver medal of a man with short hair, a beard, and a mustache wearing a high collar and chain Silver medal depicting an armored figure wearing a helmet and holding two shield to either side
    294
    Ludwig Neufahrer (ca. 1500/5–1563)
    JOHANN FRIEDRICH I (1503–1554; Elector of Saxony 1532–47)
    Dated 1547
    Silver, cast; 33.6 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Dexter: Barry of ten Or and sable, a crown of rue (crancelin) throughout bendwise vert (Saxony).
     
    Sinister: Per fess Sable and Argent, two swords crossed in saltire gules (Arch-Marshal of the Holy Roman Empire).
     
  • Silver medal of a man in profile to the left wearing a hat, cloak and chain Silver medal with a plumed helmet above a shield
    299
    Joachim Deschler (ca. 1500/5–1571)
    FRANZ VON SICKINGEN (1481–1523)
    Dated 1521
    Silver gilt, cast; 37.1 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Sable, five balls in saltire argent (Sickingen).
     
  • Silver medal of a man wearing a pleated doublet over a pleated shirt Silver medal of the arms of Paumgartner
    300
    Joachim Deschler (ca. 1500/5–1571)
    HIERONYMUS PAUMGARTNER (1497–1565)
    Dated 1553
    Tin alloy, cast; 66.6 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Per fess argent and sable in chief a parrot sinople and in base a fleur-de-lis argent (Baumgarten).
     
    Note: Rietstap 1884–87 (1: 135) gives these as the arms of the Baumgarten family of Augsburg, suggesting that the Paumgartner of Nuremberg of this medal is from the same family.
     
  • Silver medal of a woman wearing a head covering and a jacket with a ruff collar Silver medal of a shield with a fish
    301
    Joachim Deschler (ca. 1500/5–1571)
    FELICITAS MAIRIN (née Kötzler, b. 1521)
    Dated 1553
    Silver, cast; 42.7 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    On a shield a sturgeon embowed clenching two small fish draped from its jaws (Felicitas Mair [Kötzler of Augsburg?]).
     
    Tinctures unknown.
     
  • Silver medal of a balding male with a forked beard and wearing a buttoned coat Silver medal depicting a plumed helmet above a shield with a lion holding a sword
    302
    Joachim Deschler (ca. 1500/5–1571)
    PAULUS HECTOR MAIR (1517–1579)
    Dated 1553
    Silver, cast; 43.1 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    On a shield a lion rampant holding a mace (Mair).
     
    Tinctures unknown.
     
  • Silver medal of a man with a long beard, wearing a brocaded coat and ruff collar Silver medal depicting a plumed helmet above a shield
    303
    Joachim Deschler (ca. 1500/5–1571)
    SEBALD KRAUS (b. 1514)
    Dated 1569
    Silver, cast; 38.2 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.84)
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Paly argent and sable; 2 & 3 Argent, a grape vine of three leaves embowed in a curl vert (Kraus).
     
    Tinctures unknown.
     

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  • Silver medal of a man holding an hourglass surmounted by skull and a woman holding a book with her left hand Silver medal depicting two heraldic shields surmounted by helmets
    304
    Joachim Deschler (ca. 1500/5–1571)
    GEORG (1508/9–1574) and ANNA PRANDSTETTER (d. 1568)
    Dated 1563
    Silver, cast; 47.6 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Dexter: Per fess in chief a phoenix statant with wings expanded and in base fretty of ragged branches (Prandstetter).
     
    Sinister: A lion rampant guardant (Anna Prandstetter).
     
    Tinctures unknown.
     
  • Silver medal of a man wearing a cap and a coat with a fur collar Silver medal depicting a shield and two lines of inscription
    305
    Hans Reinhart the Elder (ca. 1510–1581)
    MAXIMILIAN I OF HAPSBURG, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (b. 1459; r. 1509–19)
    Dated 1502, made ca. 1540
    Silver, cast; 36.2 x 32.9 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Gules, a fess argent (Austria).
     
  • Silver portrait medal of Johan Friedrich of Saxony wearing a fur robe, holding a sword in his right hand and a shield in his left hand, with a chain around his neck, looking to the right Silver medal of the coat of arms of Johan Friedrich of Saxony
    306
    Hans Reinhart the Elder (ca. 1510–1581)
    JOHANN FRIEDRICH I (1503–1554; Elector of Saxony 1532–47)
    Dated 1535
    Silver, cast; 65.7 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly of eleven arrayed three two two three one:
     
    1. Barry of ten Or and sable, a crown of rue (crancelin) throughout bendwise vert (Saxony).
    2. Azure, a lion rampant barry argent and gules armed and crowned Or (Landgrave of Thuringia).
    3. Or, a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Margrave of Meissen). 
    4. Azure, an eagle displayed Or (Count Palatine of Saxony).
    5.  Or, two pallets azure (Margrave of Landsberg). 
    6. Argent, three water lily leaves (seeblätter) gules (Count of Brehna).
    7. Sable, an eagle displayed Or (Count Palatine of Thuringia). 
    8. Or, semy of hearts Gules, a lion rampant sable armed, langued, and crowned gules (Count of Orlamünde).
    9. Argent, a rose gules barbed and seeded Or (Burgrave of Altenburg). Note: The rose for Altenburg is more commonly blazoned as barbed vert, seeded Or.
    10. Azure, a lion rampant per fess Or and argent (Count of Pleissen).
    11. In base, Per fess argent and gules the Blut-Fahne or Regalienfeld surtout an inescutcheon Per fess Sable and Argent, two swords in saltire gules (Arch-Marshal of the Holy Roman Empire).
  • Silver medal of a man in profile to the left wearing a broad-rimmed hat and the Order of the Golden Fleece, and holding a scroll in left hand Silver medal depicting an eagle from which hangs a shield of arms and the collar of the Golden Fleece
    308
    Hans Reinhart the Elder (ca. 1510–1581)
    FERDINAND I OF HAPSBURG (b. 1503; King of Bohemia and Hungary 1526–64; King of Croatia 1527–64; King of the Romans 1531–58; Holy Roman Emperor 1558–64)
    Dated 1539
    Silver, cast; 66.6 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Hanging from the neck of the single-headed eagle displayed (King of the Romans):
     
    Quarterly 1 and 4 Gules, a lion rampant forked tail (queue-fourché) en saltire argent armed langued and crowned Or (Bohemia); 2 & 3 Barry of eight gules and argent (Hungary) surtout an inescutcheon Gules, a fess argent (Austria) impaling Gules, a castle Or port and windows azure (Castile).
     
    Note that the Bohemian lion on the medal is not double-tailed, as normally depicted.
     
  • Silver medal of the emperor wearing a flat cap, pleated shirt and decorated cloak with the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece. In his hands he olds the globe and the scepter Silver medal depicting the shield of arms of Charles V hanging from the neck of the double-headed imperial eagle
    309
    Hans Reinhart the Elder (ca. 1510–1581)
    CHARLES V OF HAPSBURG, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (1500–1558; r. 1519–56)
    Dated 1544
    Silver, cast; 75 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Hanging from the neck of the double-headed Imperial eagle displayed (Reichsadler):
     
    Quarterly I. Grand-quarterly 1 and 4 Gules, a castle Or port and windows azure (Castile); 2 and 3 Argent, a lion rampant purpure crowned Or (Léon) II. Or, four pallets gules (Aragon) impaling Quarterly per saltire, 1 & 4 Or, four pallets gules; 2 & 3 Argent, an eagle displayed sable (Sicily) in the base point between the two quarters in chief Argent, a pomegranate Or fructed gules slipped and leaved vert (Granada) II. Per fess in chief Gules, a fess argent (Austria) and in base bendy Or and azure, a bordure gules (Burgundy Ancient) IV. Per fess in chief azure semy de lis Or, a bordure compony gules and argent and in base sable, a lion rampant Or (Brabant) surtout the two quarters in base an inescutcheon Argent, an eagle displayed gules armed, beaked, membered, crowned Or with kleestängel (trefoil) of the same (Tyrol) impaling Or, a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Flanders).
     
  • Silver medal of God the Father enthroned, crowned and wearing an embroidered cope Silver medal depicting two angels supporting a tablet with arms of Saxony
    310
    Hans Reinhart the Elder (ca. 1510–1581)
    TRINITY MEDAL
    Dated 1544
    Silver, cast; 102.8 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Barry of ten Or and sable, a crown of rue (crancelin) throughout bendwise vert (Saxony).
     
  • Silver medal of a man in profile to the left wearing a hat and collar with the Order of the Golden Fleece Silver medal depicting five shields with the arms of Austria, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia, and Austria with Castile
    312
    Hieronymus Magdeburger (d. 1540)
    FERDINAND I OF HAPSBURG (b. 1503; King of Bohemia and Hungary 1526–64; King of Croatia 1527–64; King of the Romans 1531–58; Holy Roman Emperor 1558–64)
    Dated 1529
    Silver, struck; 44.9 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Center: Gules, a fess argent (Austria) impaling Gules, a castle Or port and windows azure (Castile).
     
    Upper left: Barry of eight gules and argent (Hungary). 
     
    Upper right: Gules, a lion rampant forked tail (queue-fourché) en saltire argent armed langued and crowned Or (Bohemia).
     
    Lower left: Azure, three lion’s faces crowned Or (Dalmatia).
     
    Lower right: Checky argent and gules (Croatia).
     
  • Silver medal of a bearded man with hair pulled up in bun and wearing a wide hat with a hat badg Silver medal depicting a coat of arms surmounted by three helmets and a crown
    313
    Hieronymus Magdeburger (d. 1540)
    STEFAN SCHLICK (1487–1526)
    Dated 1526
    Silver, struck; 43.6 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Azure, a lion rampant Or holding a church and tower argent roofed gules (Weisskirchen); 2 & 3 Tierced in mantle Gules and Argent, three annulets counterchanged (Schlick) surtout an inescutcheon Argent, a column azure crowned Or and supported by two lions gules (Passaun or Bassano) [Counts Schlick].
     
  • Silver medal of a balding man with mustache and beard, wearing a ruff and facing three quarters to the right Silver medal depicting a shield of arms
    318
    Attributed to Balduin Drentwett (1545–1627)
    JAKOB IHENISCH (1540–1615)
    Dated 1599
    Silver, cast; 34.2 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Per fess Or and Sable, a demi fleur-de-lis conjoined to a demi fleur-de-lis reversed counterchanged (Jenisch).
     
  • Silver medal of a woman wearing a cap and open collar Silver medal depicting two tethered escutcheons
    319
    Valentin Maler (ca. 1540–1603)
    KATHERINA GOSWEIN (1514–1571)
    Dated 1568
    Lead, cast; 31.4 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Dexter: Per bend sable and Or a bend counterchanged (Goswein).
     
    Sinister: Per fess in chief bendy argent and sable and in base Argent, a moor’s head and shoulders sable, lips gules, eye proper (Tucher).
     
  • Gilt-silver medal of a man with a collar ruff Gilt-silver medal of a quartered shield
    320
    Valentin Maler (ca. 1540–1603)
    JULIUS ECHTER VON MESPELBRUNN (1545–1617)
    ca. 1575
    Silver gilt, cast; 31.7 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Quarterly 1 Per fess dancetty of three points gules and argent (Duchy of Franconia); 2 & 3 Azure, on a bend argent three annulets azure (Mespelbrunn); 4 Azure, a banner bendwise Quarterly gules and argent staved Or (Diocese of Würzburg).
     
  • Silver medal of a man with short hair, a mustache and a goatee, wearing a coat and high ruff collar Silver medal depicting a crest with a splayed Eagle
    323
    Valentin Maler (ca. 1540–1603)
    PHILIP ROEMER (d. 1593)
    Dated 1576
    Silver, cast; 38.1 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.73)
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Or, issuant from a cloud nebuly argent the head and neck of an ostrich sable holding in its beak a horseshoe argent; 2 & 3 Bendy sable and Or (Römer).
     

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  • Silver medal of a man in profile to the right Silver medal depicting the coat of arms of Georg Schrötl
    324
    Valentin Maler (ca. 1540–1603)
    GEORG SCHRÖTL VON SCHRÖTENSTEIN (d. before 1626; councilor to Rudolf II in Prague, Kammer- und Buchhalter of Lower Austria)
    Last decade of 16th century or beginning of 17th century
    Silver, struck; 43.2 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Quarterly 1 Three mullets of six points impaling Sable, a lion rampant Or; 2 & 3 Barry gules and argent two (unidentified charges) argent; 4 A griffin rampant impaling three mullets of six points (Schrötl von Schrottenstein).
     
    Tinctures partly unknown. 
     
  • Bronze medal of a man wearing a hat, a pleated shirt, a rich cape, and a chain and holding a rosary in his hands Bronze medal depicting the Von Redwitz arms
    331
    Peter Dell the Elder (1490–1552)
    WILLIBALD VON REDWITZ (1493–1544)
    Dated 1536
    Copper alloy, cast; 113.6 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Azure, three bars argent a bend wavy gules (von Redwitz).
     
  • Silver medal of a man with a beard, wearing a skullcap and a coat with a ruff Silver medal of a crest
    332
    Raphael Ranghieri (act. ca. 1567–1587)
    ULRICH II MOLITOR (ca. 1526–1584)
    Dated 1581
    Silver, cast; 52.7 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.91)
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Or, on a cross gules a dexter hand in benediction cuffed proper (Heiligenkreuz Abbey); 2 & 3 Three poppy-heads in bend (Ulrich Müller, Abbot of Heiligenkreuz).
     
    Tinctures unknown.
     

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  • Silver medal of a man with a beard, wearing a skullcap and coat with collar Silver medal depicting the Trautson crest
    334
    Raphael Ranghieri (act. ca. 1567–1587) and Peter Ranghieri (d. 1624)
    JOHANN III VON TRAUTSON (ca. 1507–1595)
    Dated 1589
    Silver, cast; 29.6 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Argent, a demi-ram springing sable; 2 & 3 On a triple mount a cock sable combed gules (Martei) surtout an inescutcheon Azure, a horseshoe argent (Trautson).
     
  • Silver medal of a man and woman with a shield with coat of arms between them Silver medal depicting two lions standing on either side of cliffs holding up a shield of arms and the Order of the Royal Fleece
    336
    Unknown artist
    ALBRECHT V, DUKE OF BAVARIA (1528–1579) and ANNA, ARCHDUCHESS OF AUSTRIA (1528–1590)
    ca. 1576
    Silver, struck; 80.9 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Obverse:
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Sable, a lion rampant Or (Palatinate of the Rhine); 2 & 3 Fusilly in bend argent and azure (Bavaria) on a pile enarched to the chief between the quarters Gules, a fess argent (Austria).
     
    Reverse:
     
    1. Argent, a boy monk proper habited in a cowl sable trimmed Or his dexter hand in the act of benediction and his sinister hand holding a book gules (Munich).
    2. Argent, three kettle hats azure with cords pendant from the sides and interlaced below gules (Landshut).
    3. Gules, a plow in bend argent (Straubing).
    4. Argent, a lion rampant gules crowned Or (Wasserburg).
    5. Per pale bendy lozengy argent, azure, and Or, a Lion rampant sable (Reichenhall).
    6. Or, an eagle displayed sable with an inescutcheon of Bavaria on its breast (Schongau).
    7. Per bend Bavaria and Gules, a grape vine fructed proper (Kelheim).
    8. Per fess in chief Argent, a castle triple-towered gules and in base a gate roofed and with two doors open to the sides (Welheim).
    9. Azure, a cross gules between two lilienstängel (lily stalks) argent all issuant from a triple mount surmounting another in base vert (Friedberg).
    10. Argent, an oak tree eradicated vert fructed Or (Aichach).
    11. A building or architectural shrine with a peaked roof, the shutters of its single window opened to the sides to reveal a demi Madonna and Child standing inside (Oetting). [The modern arms of Altötting are Or, standing on a pedestal issuant from base argent the Virgin Mary habited gules mantled argent lined azure crowned Or nimbed argent supporting the Christ Child in her dexter arm habited gules nimbed argent holding an apple Or, the Virgin holding in her sinister hand a scepter enhanced with a fleur-de-lis Or.]
    12. A demi-Monk or Priest issuant from the base raising his dexter hand in benediction and holding a book in his sinister hand (Pfaffenhofen). [The modern arms are Azure, a fess dancetty of three points argent.]
    13. Per fess Argent and Gules, three roses counterchanged (Moosburg).
    14. Azure, issuant from a wall in base embattled gules pierced with an open gate or doorway a lamb climbant argent nimbed gules holding over its shoulder a staff Or from which is pendant a processional banner charged argent a cross gules (Osterhofen).
    15. Sable, two towers argent an inescutcheon of Bavaria (Neustadt an der Donau).
    16. Per fess in chief Or, a bear’s head sable langued and crowned gules in base Bavaria (Schrobenhausen).
    17. Per fess in chief Bavaria and in base Vert, a fess wavy argent (Fürth).
    18. Per fess in chief Bavaria and in base Or, a bear sable issuant from behind the first two crenellations of a wall embattled argent and positioned per bend across the dexter side (Grafenau).
    19. Bendy lozengy Azure and Argent, three keys one in pale surmounting two in saltire gules (Stadtamhof).
    20. Gules, on a bend argent a rose counterchanged (Dietfurt).
    21. Per bend Sable and Argent, in base two bends sinister counterchanged (Abensberg).
    22. Argent, five fleurs-de-lis and a chevron issuant from the flank gules (Wemding).
    23. Argent, two bends gules (Landau).
    24. Argent, a spade head in bend azure (Erding).
    25. Lozengy Argent and Azure, on a chief gules three stars of six points Or (Dingolfing).
    26. Per bend in chief Bavaria and in base Azure, shears in bend argent (Schärding).
    27. Sable, issuant from a triple mount in base vert two lilienstängel (lily stalks) Or one embowed to the dexter chief and the other to the sinister chief (Traunstein).
    28. Per fess in chief Sable, a lion’s face Or crowned and langued gules and in base Bavaria (Rain).
    29. Per bend in chief Bavaria and in base Gules, a panther argent (Vilshofen).
    30. Gules, issuant from waves of water in base a tower argent the doors of its gate open to the sides Or, a chief Bavaria (Deggendorf).
    31. Argent, over two doubly entwined twigs vert, the dexter one with linden leaves, the sinister one a hops branch, two escutcheons: the dexter one Sable a lion rampant Or armed, langued, and crowned gules, the sinister one Bavaria (Braunau am Inn).
    32. Gules, a castle triple-towered argent the doors of its gate opened to the sides Or (Burghhausen).
    33. Argent, on a triple mount in base vert a cross gules (Landsberg).
    34. Argent, a panther rampant azure inflamed gules (Ingolstadt).
  • Bronze medal of a man and woman in profile facing each other. The man is balding and bearded, armored, and wearing the Order of the Golden Fleece. The woman wears a ruff and gable hood Bronze medal with thirteen lines of inscription
    337
    Unknown artist
    WILHELM V, DUKE OF BAVARIA (1548–1626) and RENÉE OF LORRAINE (1544–1602)
    Dated 1585
    Copper alloy, cast; 77.1 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.106)
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Sable, a lion rampant Or (Palatinate of the Rhine); 2 & 3 Fusilly in bend argent and azure (Bavaria) impaling Or, on a bend gules three allerions argent (Lorraine).
     

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  • Silver portrait medal of Ottheinrich, Count of the Rhenish Palatinate, a large, heavy-set, man with a full beard, looking to the left and wearing a flat hat Silver medal of the coat of arms of Ottheinrich, count of the Rhenish Palatinate
    340
    Master of the Ottheinrich of the Palatinate Group (act. 1551–59)
    OTTHEINRICH, COUNT OF THE RHENISH PALATINATE (b. 1502; Duke of Lower and Upper Bavaria 1502–59, Prince Elector of the Palatinate 1556–59)
    Dated 1558
    Silver gilt, cast; 44.5 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Dexter: Sable, a lion rampant Or (Palatinate of the Rhine).
     
    Center: Gules, an orb surmounted by a cross Or (Arch-Steward of the Holy Roman Empire).
     
    Sinister: Fusilly in bend argent and azure (Bavaria).
     
  • Silver medal of man with a beard wearing a hat Silver medal with a coat of arms
    343
    Dietrich Schro (act. ca. 1542/44–1572/73)
    PHILIP VON von STOCKHEIM (1504–1564)
    Dated 1550
    Silver, cast, with traces of a loop for suspension; 33.9 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.104)
     
    Sable fretty and a chief Or (Stockheim).
     

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  • Silver medal of a man wearing a hat and chest chains Silver medal with coat of arms
    345
    Monogrammist DS (act. 1560–69)
    JOHANN FRIEDRICH II OF WETTIN (1529–1595; Duke of Saxony 1554–67)
    After 1554
    Silver, struck; 47.1 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly of ten: 
     
    1. Or, a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Margrave of Meissen). 
    2. Azure, a lion rampant barry gules and argent armed and crowned Or (Landgrave of Thuringia).
    3. Sable, an eagle displayed Or (Count Palatine of Thuringia). 
    4. Azure, an eagle displayed Or (Count Palatine of Saxony).
    5. Barry of ten Or and sable, a crown of rue (crancelin) throughout bendwise vert (Saxony).
    6. Argent, a rose gules barbed vert seeded Or (Burgrave of Altenburg).
    7. Azure, a lion rampant per fess Or and argent (Count of Pleissen).
    8. Argent, three water lily leaves (Seeblätter) gules (Count of Brehna).
    9. Or semy of hearts gules, a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Count of Orlamünde).
    10. Or, two pallets azure (Margrave of Landsberg).
  • Silver medal of a woman in profile to the right wearing a robe and hairnet Silver medal depicting the ducal coat of arms of Baden-Sponheim
    355
    MARIA JAKOBÄA VON BADEN, DUCHESS OF BAYERN (1507–1580)
    Dated 1560
    Silver, cast; 39.2 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Or, a bend gules (Baden); 2 & 3 Checky argent and gules (Sponheim).
     
  • Silver medal of man wearing hat and collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece Silver medal with coat of arms
    357
    Unknown artist
    CHARLES V OF HAPSBURG, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (b. 1500; r. 1520–58)
    Dated 1541
    Silver, cast; 43.4 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Or, a double-headed eagle displayed sable beaked, langued, armed, membered and crowned gules (Holy Roman Empire), an inescutcheon on the breast with the indistinct arms of Charles V.
     
    Note: See Scher 2019 (no. 309) for the arms of Charles V and a full blazon.
     
  • Silver medal of a woman wearing a widow’s bonnet and cap Silver medal depicting the Brandenburg coat of arms
    358
    Unknown artist (Germany)
    ELISABETH, DUCHESS OF BRUNSWICK-CALENBERG (1510–1558)
    Dated 1544
    Silver gilt, cast; 41.3 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly of nine:
     
    1. Argent, an eagle displayed gules beaked and membered Or, the wings charged with a trefoil (Kleestängel) Or (Brandenburg).
    2. Or, a lion rampant sable within a bordure compony argent and gules (Burgrave of Nuremberg).
    3. Argent, a griffin segreant gules beaked, langued, armed and crowned Or (Pomerania).
    4. Or, a griffin segreant sable beaked, armed, and crowned Or, langued gules (Kashubia).
    5. Azure, a scepter Or (Arch-Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Empire).
    6. Azure, a griffin segreant gules beaked, membered, armed Or  (Pomerania-Stettin).
    7. Argent, a griffin segreant bendy-sinister of three gules and vert (Wenden).
    8. Quarterly argent and sable (Hohenzollern).
    9. Parti per fess, in chief Or, a lion tail forked (queue-fourché) rampant sable issuant crowned, armed, and langued gules, in base Azure, a wall of five bricks gules (Rügen).
  • Silver medal of a man in profile to the left Silver medal of a coat of arms with a bird
    362
    Monogrammist I.M. (Isaak Melper?)
    BARTHOLOMÄUS SCHOWINGER THE ELDER (1500–1585)
    Dated 1561
    Silver, cast; 39.2 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Gules, a dove close proper statant on a boule argent (Schowinger).
     
  • Silver medal of a man wearing a cap and a collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece, holding gloves in his left hand and a letter in his right Silver medal depicting the coat of arms of Ferdinand I
    363
    Unknown artist (Austria)
    FERDINAND I OF HAPSBURG (b. 1503; King of Bohemia and Hungary 1526–64; King of Croatia 1527–64; King of the Romans, 1531–58; Holy Roman Emperor 1588–64)
    Dated 1561
    Silver, cast; 48.6 × 40.9 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.78)
     
    On the breast of the arms of the Holy Roman Empire: Or, a double-headed eagle displayed sable nimbed Or.
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Barry of eight gules and argent (Hungary); 2 & 3 Gules, a lion rampant argent tail forked (queue-fourché), armed, langued, and crowned Or (Bohemia), surtout an inescutcheon; Quarterly 1 Per pale Gules, a fess argent (Austria) impaling Bendy Or and azure, a bordure gules (Burgundy Ancient); Grand-quarterly 1 & 4 Gules, a castle Or port and windows azure (Castile); 2 & 3 Argent, a lion rampant purpure crowned Or (Léon); 3 Per pale, Or, four pallets gules (Aragon) impaling Quarterly per saltire; 1 & 4 Or, four Pallets Gules; 2 & 3 Argent, an eagle displayed sable (Sicily); 4 Per fess, in chief Azure, semy de lis Or a bordure compony gules and argent (Burgundy Modern) in base sable, a lion rampant Or (Brabant) and in the base point between the quarters Argent, a pomegranate Or slipped and leaved vert (Granada) surtout another inescutcheon Argent, an eagle displayed gules armed, beaked, membered, and crowned Or with a kleestängel (trefoil) of the same (Tyrol) impaling Or, a lion rampant sable langued and armed gules (Flanders).
     

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  • Silver medal of man with ruff Silver medal with coat of arms
    370
    Georg Holdermann (1585–1629)
    PHILIPP SCHERL (ca. 1553–1615)
    Dated 1615
    Silver, cast; 37.2 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.105)
     
    Per fess in chief argent a fleur-de-lis gules, in base bendy of five gules and argent (Scherl).
     

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  • Silver medal depicting a man and woman clasping hands while the dove of the Holy Ghost descends on them through the clouds Silver medal depicting the figures of mars and Minerva holding the royal crown of Poland above two hearts bearing the coats of arms of Poland and Austria
    383
    Sebastian Dadler (1586–1657)
    LADISLAUS IV VASA, KING OF POLAND AND GRAND DUKE OF LITHUANIA (b. 1595; r. 1632–48) and CECILIA RENATA OF HAPSBURG (b. 1611; Archduchess of Austria, Queen of Poland 1637–44)
    1637
    Silver, struck; 67.9 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Dexter: Gules, an eagle displayed argent crowned Or (Poland).
     
    Sinister: Gules, a fess argent (Austria).
     
  • Silver medal of a man sitting upon a throne wearing classical armor and holding a sword in his right hand Silver medal depicting a man and woman holding hands in front of a vast landscape surrounded by a fence
    387
    Sebastian Dadler (1586–1657)
    FREDERICK HENRY, PRINCE OF ORANGE (1584–1647) IN TRIUMPH and ARRIVAL OF PRINCESS MARY OF ENGLAND (1631–1660) IN THE NETHERLANDS
    Dated 1648
    Silver gilt, struck; 73.5 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Obverse:
     
    Arms for Frederick Henry as Prince of Orange:
     
    Quarterly 1 Azure billety, a lion rampant Or (Nassau); 2 Or, a lion rampant guardant gules armed, langued and crowned azure (Katzenelnbogen); 3 Gules, a fess argent (Vlanden); 4 Gules, two lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued azure (Dietz) surtout the quarters an inescutcheon in fesspoint; Quarterly 1 & 4 Gules, a bend Or (Chalon); 2 & 3 Or, a bugle azure rimmed and banded argent stringed gules (Orange) surmounted of another inescutcheon Checky of nine Or and azure (Geneva) the first inescutcheon between an escutcheon in chief point Or, a fess sable (Moers) and another in base point Gules, a fess counter-embattled argent (Buren).
     
    Holding a cord with seven shields. From top to bottom and left to right:
     
    1. Azure, a lion forked tail (queue-fourché) rampant contourné Or armed and langued gules impaling Or, a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Guelders impaling Jülich). 
    2. Or, a lion rampant gules armed and langued azure (Holland). 
    3. Per fess wavy in chief Or, a demi lion issuant gules armed and langued azure and in base barry wavy of six azure and argent (Zeeland). 
    4. Azure, two lions passant in pale between seven billets fesswise two two and three Or (Friesland or Frisia).
    5. Quarterly 1 & 4 Gules, a cross argent; 2 & 3 Or, a lion rampart gules armed and langued azure surtout an inescutcheon Per bend argent and gules (Utrecht).
    6. Or, on the breast of a double-headed eagle displayed sable an escutcheon argent a fess vert (Groningen).
    7. Or, a fess wavy azure, over all a lion rampant gules, armed and langued azure (Overijssel).
  • Silver medal depicting a man on a rearing steed in front of troops and a walled cityscape Silver medal depicting a crowned eagle holding scepter and sword in clouds above a walled cityscape
    390
    Sebastian Dadler (1586–1657)
    FERDINAND III, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (b. 1608; r. 1637–57)
    Dated 1649
    Silver, struck; 77.6 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.86)
     
    Attached to a chain held by two angels:
     
    Top left: Azure, three fleurs-de-lis Or (France).
     
    Top right: Azure, a sheaf of wheat (vasa) Or (Sweden, Badge of the Vasa Dynasty). 
     
    Note that the shield does not show the normal arms: Bendwise azure, argent and gules a sheaf of wheat Or (vasa). 
     
    Bottom, left to right:
     
    1. Argent, a cross gules (Trier).
    2. Argent, a cross sable (Cologne).
    3. Gules, a wheel argent (Mainz).
    4. Azure, a lion rampant barry of ten argent and gules armed and crowned Or (Hesse).
    5. Quarterly 1 & 4 Sable, a lion rampant Or (Palatinate of the Rhine); 2 & 3 Fusilly in bend argent and azure (Bavaria).
    6. Barry of ten Or and sable, a crown of rue (crancelin) throughout bendwise vert (Saxony).
    7. Argent, an eagle displayed gules beaked and membered Or, the wings charged with a trefoil (Kleestängel) Or (Brandenburg).
    8. Sable, a lion rampant Or (Southern or Catholic Netherlands?).

     

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  • Silver medal of a woman in profile to the left wearing hat, hairnet, and chest chain Silver medal of Louis II being attacked by the Ottoman chivalry and artillery
    296
    Christoph Fuesl the Elder (d. 1561)
    MARIA OF HABSBURG, also known as MARIA OF HUNGARY (1515–1558; Queen Consort of Hungary and Bohemia 1522–26, Governor or the Hapsburg Netherlands 1531–56)
    Dated 1526, made ca. 1530-31
    Silver, cast; 44.9 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Dexter: Barry of eight gules and argent (Hungary). 
     
    Sinister: Gules, a lion forked tail (queue-fourché) en saltire rampant argent armed langued and crowned Or (Bohemia).
     
  • Silver medal of a man wearing parade armor with the riband on left shoulder Silver medal with a coat of arms
    409
    Balthasar Lauch (act. 1669–85)
    JOHANN GEORG II OF WETTIN (b. 1613; Elector of Saxony 1656–80)
    Dated 1669
    Silver, cast; 47.8 × 39.5 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Note that all lions are shown passant guardant, probably for reasons having to do with space, but are rampant in the actual arms.
     
    1. Azure, a lion rampant barry gules and argent armed and crowned Or (Landgrave of Thuringia). 
    2. Barry of ten Or and Sable, a crown of rue (crancelin) throughout bendwise vert (Saxony).
    3. Or, a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Margrave of Meissen).
    4. Argent, a lion rampant gules queue fourchée crossed in saltire armed, langued and crowned azure (Duke of Berg).
    5. Gules, an escutcheon argent overall an escarbuncle Or (Duke of Cleves).
    6. Or, a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Duke of Jülich).
    7. Azure, an eagle displayed Or (Count Palatine of Saxony).
    8. Sable, an eagle displayed Or (Count Palatine of Thuringia).
    9. Argent, on a base vert an ox passant gules armed and unguled Or (Margrave of Lower Lusatia).
    10. Per fess embattled Azure and Or, masoned sable (Margrave of Upper Lusatia).
    11.  Or, two pallets azure (Margrave of Landsberg).
    12. Azure, a lion rampant per fess Or and argent (Count of Pleissen).
    13. Or, semy of hearts Gules, a lion rampant sable armed, langued, and crowned gules (Count of Orlamünde).
    14. Gules, an eagle argent dimidiating Argent, four bars gules (Burgrave of Magdeburg). 
    15. Argent, three water lily leaves (seeblätter) gules (Count of Brehna).
    16. Argent, a rose gules barbed vert seeded Or (Burgrave of Altenburg).
    17. Argent, three bars azure (Eisenberg).
    18. Argent, three chevronels gules (Count of Ravensberg).
    19. Or, a fess checky argent and gules (Mark).
    20. Gules (Regalienfeld).
    21. At the point Or, on a triple mount vert a cock sable armed membered and combed gules (Count of Henneberg) surtout an inescutcheon Per fess Sable and Argent, two swords in saltire gules (Arch-Marshal of the Holy Roman Empire).
  • Silver medal of a man with a mustache wearing a wig, armor, and a sash and surrounded by foliage and shields Silver medal depicting a crowned male on a throne offering a scepter wrapped in laurel to a kneeling male holding shield
    419
    Philipp Heinrich Müller (1654–1719)
    LEOPOLD I (1640–1705; Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hungary, Croatia, and Bohemia 1658–1705)
    1688
    Silver, struck; 58.2 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Obverse:
     
    Clockwise from top:
     
    1. Gules, a fess argent (Austria).
    2. Sinister Bendy of six Or and azure, a bordure gules (Burgundy ancient). Note: In this representation, the bordure is not shown.
    3. Quarterly 1 & 4 Sable, a lion rampant Or, armed, langued and crowned of the same (Electorate of the Palatinate); 2 & 3 Fusilly in bend argent and azure (Bavaria) surtout an inescutcheon Gules, an orb surmounted by a cross Or (Arch-Steward of the Holy Roman Empire) [Bavaria/Pfalz-Wittelsbach].
    4. Or, a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules overall a bend argent (Bamberg).
    5. As in no. 3, but with an inescutcheon that is either the House of Welf (Or, a lion rampant azure) or the House of Wittelsbach (Argent, a panther rampant azure armed Or and langued gules). 
    6. This could represent an area in Lower Saxony such as Braunschweig, but the Wild Man is only a supporter of its arms. Note that there are no arms in this context with a Wild Man as a charge.
    7. Gules, a rearing horse argent (Westphalia).
    8. Or, three Lions passant Sable (Swabia).
    9. Parti per fess sable and argent crossed swords gules (Elector of Saxony as Arch-Marshal of the Holy Roman Empire).
    10. Argent, a cross sable (Kurrheinische Reichkreis).
     
    Reverse:
     
    Note that the upper shield to one side of the throne is allegorical and not heraldic. The blazon for the lower shield, gripped in the hand of the kneeling figure, is: Barry of eight Gules and Argent, impaling Gules, on a trimount Vert a ducal coronet Or issuing therefrom a Patriarchal cross Argent (Hungary ancient).
     
  • Silver medal of a standing man facing the right and wearing armor, cravat, and Order of the Golden Fleece Silver medal depicting the city of Heidelberg
    424
    Georg Pfründt (1603–1663)
    KARL I LUDWIG OF WITTELSBACH (b. 1617; Elector Palatine 1649–80)
    Dated 1661
    Silver, cast; 72.7 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.72)
     
    On a tri-lobed shield enclosed by the Order of the Garter:
     
    Dexter: Sable, a lion rampant Or (Palatinate of the Rhine).
     
    Sinister: Fusilly in bend argent and azure (Bavaria).
     
    There is an indecipherable image between the two shields that appears to have no specific heraldic meaning.
     

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  • Silver medal of a man in profile to the right wearing a mantel and hairnet Silver medal depicting the coat of arms of the Albertine Wettin
    432
    Unknown artist
    JOHANN GEORG I OF WETTIN (b. 1585; Elector of Saxony 1611–56)
    After 1611
    Silver, struck (?); 38.3 x 30.1 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.75)
     
    Quarterly 1 Barry of ten Or and sable, a crown of rue (crancelin) throughout bendwise vert (Saxony); 2 Gules, an escutcheon argent overall an escarbuncle Or (Duke of Cleves); 3 Argent, a lion rampant tail forked (queue fourché) en saltire gules armed, langued, and crowned azure (Duke of Berg); 4 Or, a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Duke of Jülich) surtout an inescutcheon Per fess Sable and Argent, two swords in saltire gules (Arch-Marshal of the Holy Roman Empire).
     

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  • Silver medal in a partially gilt case with chain depicting the coat of arms of the family Rieter von Kornburg Back of a gilt case for a medal suspended from a ring by three short chains, with a hinge at right and an inscription on the case. Silver medal set into the interior of a portrait medal depicting a man facing forward with a short beard and wearing a ruff, suspended from a ring by three chains
    437
    Unknown artist
    MEMBER OF THE RIETER VON KORNBURG FAMILY (patrician of Nuremberg; likely died in 1637)
    Dated 1631 (medal); dated 1637 (mounting)
    Silver with traces of gilding, cast (medal); partially gilt silver (mounting and suspension chains, probably the original ones). The medal is welded to the mounting through a separate silver fillet; 39.6 x 33.6 mm (framed 50.8 x 49.7 mm, with loop at top 59.8 mm)
    Scher Collection
     
    Per fess sable and Or, a Melusine (mermaid) argent habited in her human parts gules crowned Or and gripping to the sides her embowed tails argent (Rietter or Rieter von Kornburg und Kalbensteinberg).
     
  • Silver medal of a man in profile to the right Silver medal of a eagle with scepter, sword, coat of arms with 8 electors on its wings
    439
    Unknown artist
    ANSELM FRANZ VON INGELHEIM (b. 1634; Archbishop of Mainz 1679–95)
    Dated 1686
    Silver, cast; 74.1 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Obverse:
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Gules, a wheel argent (Mainz); 2 & 3 Sable, a cross checky argent and gules (Ingelheim).
     
    Reverse:
     
    On the breast of the imperial eagle: Gules, a fess argent (Austria).
     
    On the wings: the Electors of the Holy Roman Empire, four and four.
     
    Dexter: 
     
    1. Gules, a wheel argent (Mainz).
    2. Argent, a cross sable (Cologne).
    3. Quarterly 1 & 4 Sable, a lion rampant Or (Palatinate of the Rhine); 2 & 3 Fusilly in bend argent and azure (Bavaria) en surtout Gules, an Orb surmounted by a cross Or (Arch-Steward of the Holy Roman Empire) [Electorate of the Palatinate].
    4. Argent, an eagle displayed gules beaked and membered Or, the wings charged with a trefoil (Kleestängel) Or (Brandenburg).
     
    Sinister:
     
    1. Argent, a cross gules (Trier).
    2. Gules, a lion tail forked (queue-fourché) rampant argent  armed, langued, and crowned Or (Bohemia).
    3. Per fess Sable and Argent, two swords in saltire gules (Arch-Marshal of the Holy Roman Empire) impaling Barry of ten Or and sable, a crown of rue (crancelin) throughout bendwise vert (Saxony).
    4. Note that this coat of arms is difficult to read but is certainly that of an imperial elector. At this date, there would be two possibilities: Bavaria (established 1623) and Hanover (Brunswick-Lüneberg, established 1692). These are not the arms of the former but most likely those of the latter, notwithstanding the fact that the medal carries the date 1686. It is possible that the medal was designed and produced in or shortly after 1692 and that the date of 1686 celebrates an important event for the Freiherr von Ingelheim.
     
    Tierced in mantle 1 Or, semy of hearts gules a lion rampant azure; 2 Gules, two lions passant guardant in pale Or; these charges are indistinct but appear to represent charges found in two quarters of the arms of the Duke of Brunswick: Argent, a stag’s horn gules (county of Regenstein) and Argent, a stag’s horn sable (county of Blankenberg) [Hanover].
     
  • Bronze medal of a man facing front with large tie and bow at neck Bronze medal depicting the walled city of Kornburg, with the Rieter family crest above
    459
    Georg Hautsch (1664–ca. 1745)
    PAUL ALBRECHT RIETER VON KORNBURG (1634–1704)
    Dated 1693
    Copper alloy, struck; 43.2 x 39.3 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Per fess sable and argent, a Melusine (mermaid) argent habited in her human parts gules crowned Or gripping her embowed tails to the sides; 2 & 3 Or and Gules, a fleur-de-lis counterchanged, surtout an inescutcheon Argent, a calf’s head azure (Rieter von Kornburg und Kalbensteinberg).
     
  • Silver medal of man wearing armor and wig Silver medal depicting the figure of mars leaping over defeated soldier with shields in his hand
    462
    Georg Hautsch (1664–ca. 1745)
    JOHN CHURCHILL, DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH (1650–1722)
    Dated 1706
    Silver, struck; 37.2 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.103)
     
    Upper dexter: Sable, a lion rampant Or (Brabant).
     
    Upper sinister: Or, a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Flanders).
     
    Base: Per fess in chief Or, a double-headed eagle displayed sable beaked, langued, armed and membered gules (Holy Roman Empire) and in base Gules, a castle of three towers embattled and gated, in the dexter chief a dexter hand bendwise palm outwards (apaumée) and in the sinister chief a sinister hand bendwise sinister palm outwards (apaumée) all argent (the entire coat of arms is that of the Margraviate of Antwerp).
     

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  • Silver medal of a man in profile to the right Silver medal with an inscription
    468
    Karl Ernst Riesing (act. until ca. 1795)
    FRANCIS LOUIS, BARON OF ERTHAL (b. 1730; Bishop-Prince of Würzburg and Bamberg 1779–95)
    Dated 1782
    Silver, struck; 56.9 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Eighteen shields clockwise from top:
     
    1. Azure, on a bend argent three annulets of the first (Echter).
    2. Gules, a wing contourné argent ending in an eagle’s Head (Ehrenberg).
    3. Per Fess indented Argent and Gules, a lion passant armed, langued, and crowned azure (von Schönborn).
    4. Azure, eleven billets argent, three hearts Or in counter-point (Dernbach).
    5. Azure, a rose Or seeded gules (Guttenberg).
    6. Per Fess indented Argent and Gules, a lion passant armed, langued, and crowned azure (von Schönborn).
    7. Per Fess indented Argent and Gules, a lion passant armed, langued, and crowned azure (von Schönborn).
    8. Quarterly 1 & 4 Azure, a carbuncle Or; 2 & 3 Sable, a bend argent (Greiffenklau zu Vollrath).
    9. Quarterly 1 & 4 Gules, two bars argent; 2 & 3 Azure (Erthal).
    10. Quarterly 1 & 4 Paly of six Azure and Argent; 2 & 3 Or, a boar rampant sable (Seinsheim).
    11. Quarterly 1 & 4 Sable, a cross checky gules and Or (Ingolheim); 2 & 3 Azure, on a bend argent three annulets of the first (Echter) [Ingolheim].
    12. Gules, two bends Or (Hutten Stolzenberg).
    13. Quarterly 1 & 4 Azure, a carbuncle Or; 2 & 3 Sable, a bend argent (Greiffenklau zu Vollrath).
    14. Argent, on a bend sable three bowls Or (Wernaw).
    15. Per Fess Or, a demi-lion sable crowned of the first, armed and langued gules issuant from a base sable (Rosenbach).
    16. Quarterly 1 & 4 Or, a millrind sable; 2 & 3 Argent, three roses barbed sinople (Hatzfeldt).
    17. Gules, a wheel sable (Aschausen).
    18. Argent, a bear’s head erased sable langued gules (Egolfstein).
  • Copper medal of a man wearing historical costume with a ruff and necklace with a medal pendent Copper medal depicting a man embracing a woman behind a coat of arms
    482
    Anton Scharff (1845–1903)
    EUGEN FELIX (1826–1906)
    Dated 1890
    Copper alloy, cast (four knobs cast together with frame and medal, the fourth with a loop for suspension); 60.1 × 45.8 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Gules, three escutcheons argent (Painters Guild).
     
  • Copper medal of a man wearing an early modern costume with a necklace and a medal pendent Copper medal depicting Minerva holding the coat of arms of the sitter on the front
    483
    Anton Scharff (1845–1903)
    KARL ADOLF, BARON OF BACHOFEN VON ECHT (1830–1922)
    Dated 1890
    Copper alloy, cast together with the frame and four knobs at top, bottom, left, and right; 65.2 × 51.6 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Or, a lamb passant sable (Backhofen von Echt).
     
  • Copper medal with a boy in profile to the right Copper medal depicting a crown over a coat of arms
    488
    Heinrich Kautsch (1859–1943)
    FRANZ JOSEPH OTTO OF HAPSBURG (1912–2011; Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary 1916–18)
    1916
    Copper alloy, cast; 77.7 × 77.8 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    On a shield tierced in pale Gules, a fess argent (Austria) between Gules, a lion tail forked (queue-fourché) rampant argent armed langued and crowned Or (Bohemia) and Or, on a bend gules three allerions argent (Lorraine).
     
  • Copper medal of a woman overlooking her right shoulder wearing a dress with a low back and lace collar Copper medal depicting the coats of arms of the German Empire and Cologne
    490
    Lauer Die-Sinking Establishment, Nuremberg (possibly Wolfgang Lauer, act. for the company from 1883)
    VICTORIA OF HOHENZOLLERN (1866–1929; Princess of Prussia 1890–1916)
    Dated 1893
    Silver gilt, struck; 50.2 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Dexter: Or, on an eagle displayed sable, armed and membered gules and surmounted by the Imperial State Crown of Germany an inescutcheon Argent an eagle displayed sable langued gules, crowned and membered and with Klee-stengeln Or (German Empire).
     
    Sinister: Argent, eleven gouttes (drops) of tar sable on a chief three crowns Or (City of Cologne).
     
  • Copper medal of a woman overlooking her right shoulder wearing a dress with a low back and lace collar Backside of copper medal
    491
    Lauer Die-Sinking Establishment, Nuremberg (?)
    VICTORIA OF HOHENZOLLERN (1866–1929; Princess of Prussia 1890–1916)
    ca. 1893
    Silver-plated copper, cast from a circular model; 45.4 × 36.7 mm (irregular rectangle, measured from point of sleeves)
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Argent, a rose gules seeded and barbed Or (Lippe); 2 & 3 Gules, on a star of eight points Or a bird sable breasted argent (Schwalenberg) en surtout an inescutcheon Argent, a bordure indented gules [the so-called Nesselblatt or “nettle leaf”] (Schaumberg) [Schaumburg-Lippe].
     
  • Silver medal of man in profile to the left wearing suit with bow tie Silver medal depicting a helmet and shield with a bird
    497
    Joseph Bernhart (1883–1967)
    HERMANN HEINRICH BUCHENAU OF MUNICH (1862–1931)
    Dated 1922
    Silver, cast; 32 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Or, a parrot close proper armed and collared gules (Buchenau).
     
  • Copper medal of a man in profile to the right Copper medal with coat of arms
    499
    Joseph Bernhart (1883–1967)
    KARL GARZAROLLI-THURNLACKH (1894–1964)
    Dated 1928
    Copper alloy, cast; 39.4 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Azure, on a triple mount vert an owl statant affronty proper, in chief three mullets one mullet over the owl’s head and one to each side argent; 2 & 3 Sable, a lion rampant holding three ears of wheat Or (Garzarolli von Thurnlackh).
     
  • Copper medal of a woman in profile to the right Copper medal with coat of arms
    501
    Bruno Eyermann (1888–1961)
    FERRARA PARTY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY FOR GRAPHIC ARTS AND BOOK INDUSTRY OF LEIPZIG
    Dated 1912
    Copper alloy, struck; 50.3 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Azure, three fleurs-de-lis Or a bordure indented down its middle gules and Or; 2 & 3 Azure, an eagle displayed argent armed and langued Or (d’Este).
     
  • Silver portrait medal of Charles VII crowned and wearing, over armor, a surcoat with three fleurs-de-lis, visor closed and brandishing a sword, riding a horse in a fleur-de-lis-adorned caparison; pearled borders Silver medal of a shield, crowned, bearing the arms of France Modern, and flanked by two flowering rose-branches
    506
    Unknown artist
    CHARLES VII, KING OF FRANCE (b. 1403; r. 1422–61)
    Dated 1455
    Silver, struck; 62 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Azure, three fleurs-de-lis Or (France).
     
  • Bronze portrait medal of Philibert II, “The Fair”and Margaret of Austria, Duke and Duchess of Savoy Bronze medal of a shield with coat of arms of Austria impaling Savoy
    508
    Jean Marende (act. ca. 1502)
    PHILIBERT II, “THE FAIR,” EIGHTH DUKE OF SAVOY (1480–1504) and MARGARET OF AUSTRIA (1480–1530)
    ca. 1502
    Copper alloy, cast; 103.7 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Reverse:
     
    Gules, a cross argent (Savoy) impaling Quarterly 1 Gules, a fess argent (Austria) 2 Azure semy de lis Or, a bordure compony gules and argent (ducal Burgundy) 3 Bendy Or and azure, a bordure gules (Burgundy Ancient) and 4 Sable, a lion rampant Or (Brabant) surtout an inescutcheon Or, a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Flanders).
     
  • Lead medal of a man in profile to the right, wearing a cap with an upturned brim, a doublet, and a gown with pleated sleeves Lead medal with coat of arms
    509
    Unknown artist
    PIERRE BRIÇONNET (d. 1509)
    Dated 1503
    Lead, cast; 68.6 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Azure, a bend compony of five pieces Or and gules charged on the first piece gules with a mullet and accompanied with another mullet in the sinister chief Or (Briçonnet).
     
  • Silver portrait medal of Marguerite de Foix, Marchioness of Saluzzo wearing a widow’s veil Silver medal of a shield with the arms of Saluzzo hanging from a barren tree with a dove
    512
    Unknown artist
    MARGUERITE DE FOIX (1473–1536)
    Dated 1516
    Silver, struck; 43.6 mm, 39.2 g (tallero coin)
    Scher Collection
     
    Argent a Chief Azure (Saluzzo) impaling Quarterly 1 & 4 Or three Pallets Gules (Foix); 2 & 3 Or, two cows trippant in pale gules armed, collared and belled azure (Béarn).
     
  • Bronze portrait medal of Bartolomeo Panciatichi wearing a cap Bronze medal of the coat of arms of Bartolomeo Panciatichi
    513
    Jacques Gauvain (before 1501–after 1547)
    BARTOLOMEO PANCIATICHI (1468–1533)
    Dated 1517
    Copper alloy, cast; 45.4 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Argent, on a Fess sable a plate charged with a cross gules and in chief a roundel (azure) charged with three fleurs-de-lis Or (Panciatichi).
     
    Note that the charge in the chief is probably an augmentation of honor from the French king, Henry II, or Catherine de’ Medici.
     
  • Bronze portrait medal of Charles (II or) III of Lorraine wearing a soft collar, a chain around his neck, a rich doublet with puffed and slashed sleeves and fur collar, with a pair of gloves in his hand, and the hilt of a sword showing Bronze medal of the Lorraine coat of arms, with ducal crown, and four genies as supporters; laurel leaves as border
    517
    Unknown artist
    CHARLES III, DUKE OF LORRAINE (1543–1608)
    ca. 1545
    Copper alloy, cast; 36 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016
    (2016.2.16)
     
    Quarterly of eight:
     
    1. Barry of eight gules and argent (Hungary).
    2. Azure semy-de-lis Or, a label gules (Arms of Capetian Anjou here as the Angevin Kingdom of the Two Sicilies).
    3. Argent, a cross potent between four crosslets Or (Jerusalem).
    4. Or, four pallets gules (Aragon).
    5. Azure semy-de-lis Or, a bordure gules (Anjou).
    6. Azure, a lion tail forked (queue-fourché) rampant contourné Or armed and langued gules (Guelders).
    7. Or, a lion rampant sable (Jülich).
    8. Azure semy of cross crosslets, two barbels addorsed and embowed Or (Bar) en surtout an inescutcheon Or, on a bend gules three allerions argent (Lorraine).

     

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  • Silver portrait medal of Jeanne d’Albret, hair pinned beneath an attifet (a type of hood), wearing a bodice with a high-necked collar and a small ruff Silver medal of the crowned coats of arms of Navarre, Bourbon, Béarn, Armagnac, Albret, Evreux, Bigorre, Aragon, Castille, and Léon
    527
    Unknown artist
    JEANNE D’ALBRET, QUEEN OF NAVARRE (b. 1528; r. 1555–72)
    Dated 1564
    Silver, struck; 29.4 mm, 9.4 g (coin)
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly of eight: grand quarters, 1 Gules, a cross saltire and orle of chains linked together in the fesspoint Or an emerald proper (Navarre); 3 Azure, three fleurs-de-lis Or surmounted by a bendlet gules (Bourbon); impaling Quarterly of six arrayed tierced in pale three three and one: on the dexter pale: 1 in chief Gules, a cross saltire and orle of chains linked together in the fesspoint Or an emerald proper (Navarre); on the dexter pale 2: Or, two cows trippant in pale gules armed collared and belled azure (Béarn); on the dexter pale: 3 Grand-quarterly 1 & 4 Argent, a lion rampant gules; 2 & 3 Gules, a lion rampant guardant Or (Armagnac); on the center pale: 1 Grand-quarterly 1 & 4 Azure, three fleurs-de-lis Or and 2 & 3 Gules (Albret); 2 Or, two lions passant in pale gules armed and langued azure (Bigorre); Azure, three fleurs-de-lis Or a bend compony argent and gules (Evreux); on the sinister pale: Quarterly per saltire 1 & 4 Or, four pallets gules (Aragon); 2 Gules, a castle Or port and windows azure (Castile); 3 Argent, a lion rampant purpure crowned Or (Léon) [House of Trastámara, Spain]. 
     
  • Bronze medal of a man wearing a cross, armor, draped, with lion-headed pauldrons Bronze medal of crowned coat of arms with lion and 3 roses on top, bordered by embellishments.
    547
    Guillaume Dupré (ca. 1579–1640)
    FRANÇOIS DE BONNE, DUKE OF LESDIGUIÈRES (1543–1626)
    Dated 1623
    Copper alloy, cast; 49.1 mm
    Scher Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.07)
     
    Gules, a lion rampant Or on a chief azure three roses argent seeded Or (de Bonne, de Lesdiguières).
     

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  • Bronze portrait medal of Marie de’ Medici, in a bongrace and widow’s veil, wearing a plain standing collar, a ruched shirt, a plain bodice, and an over-gown; pearled border Bronze medal depicting a semi-nude woman, her hand resting on a shield bearing the arms of France and Navarre, reclining in the foreground; standing before her are a magistrate, soldier, and a bishop; pearled border
    557
    Unknown artist
    MARIE DE’ MEDICI (1575–1642; Queen Consort of France 1600–10, Queen Regent of France 1610–14)
    Dated 1614
    Copper alloy, cast; 43.7 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.48)
     
    Dexter: Azure, three fleurs-de-lis Or (France).
     
    Sinister: Gules, a cross saltire and orle of chains linked together in the fesspoint Or an emerald proper (Navarre).
     
    Note that the reclining figure is resting her right hand on two cartouches of the arms of France and Navarre.
     

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  • Bronze portrait medal of Louis XIII, laureate, hair curled and with a lovelock on his shoulder, wearing plain armor; pearled border Bronze medal of a full-rigged ship of the line (part of the Arms of Paris), flying a flag emblazoned with France Modern; in exergue, a field of fleurs-de-lis; pearled border
    561
    Pierre Regnier (ca. 1577–after 1640)
    LOUIS XIII, KING OF FRANCE (b. 1601; r. 1610–43)
    Dated 1628
    Copper alloy, struck; 38.2 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Gules, on waves of the sea a ship in full sail argent a chief azure semy-de-lis Or (Paris).
     
  • Bronze medal of a man in profile to the right in a periwig, lace cravat, commander’s sash, and armor Bronze medal depicting a draped figure sitting on a base, holding a cornucopia in her right hand, and resting her left hand on a shield
    597
    Unknown artist
    LOUIS XIV, KING OF FRANCE (b. 1638; r. 1643–1715)
    1672
    Copper alloy, struck; 83 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.44)
     
    Gules, on waves of the sea a ship in full sail argent a chief azure semy-de-lis Or (Paris).
     

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  • Silver medal depicting the figure of Liberty with her long hair blowing in the wind and the Phrygian cap of freedom on a pole behind her Silver medal depicting the infant Hercules, on a shield covered in bedclothes, strangling two snakes; behind him, Minerva, in a breastplate and plumed helmet, using her fleurs-de-lis-emblazoned shield to hold off an attacking lion
    617
    Augustin Dupré (1748–1833) and Claude Michel, called Clodion
    (1738–1814)
    LIBERTAS AMERICANA
    Dated 1781, made 1783
    Silver, struck; 47.5 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Azure, three fleurs-de-lis Or (France).
     
  • Lead portrait medal of Pope Adrian VI wearing a decorated cope with a large morse showing an indistinct subject, flanked by shields of arms of himself (right) and of Utrecht (left) Lead medal with a Dutch inscription
    713
    Unknown artist (The Netherlands)
    POPE ADRIAN VI (b. 1459; r. 1522–23)
    Dated 1523
    Lead, cast; 82.4 mm (not including wooden frame)
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Or, three crampons vert; 2 & 3 Argent, a lion rampant sable armed, langued and crowned Or (Boeyens).
     
  • Silver portrait medal of Christophe Volkmar wearing a doublet Silver medal of Christophe Volkmar’s coat of arms with helmet and “pelican in her piety”. Laureate border
    714
    Attributed to Jan Symons (act. 1552–69)
    CHRISTOPHE VOLKMAR (b. 1522)
    Dated 1553
    Silver, cast; 57.5 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Azure, a Pelican in her piety proper (Christophorus Volckmar).
     
  • Silver portrait medal of Viglius van Aytta de Zuichem wearing a furred cloak and a biretta over a tight cap with flaps Silver medal of the arms of Ghent quartered with those of Aytta de Zuichem topped by a miter and a crozier, from which hangs a cloth
    725
    Jacques Jonghelinck (1530–1606)
    VIGLIUS VAN AYTTA DE ZUICHEM (1507–1577)
    Dated 1568
    Silver, cast; 55.8 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Sable, a lion rampant argent charged with two bars gules (Abbey of St. Bavo, Ghent); 2 & 3 Azure, a garb Or (Wigle van Aytta van Zwichem a.k.a. Viglius Zuichemus).
     
  • Silver medal depicting Queen Elizabeth holding scepter and orb, seated on her throne with the Beast of the Apocalypse under her feet. To her right is the Earl of Leicester, who holds the royal mantle. Naked children as suppliants kneel around the throne and hold shields of arms representing the states of Guelders, Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, and Friesland Silver medal depicting the name Jehovah in Hebrew in a shining cloud; the pope, accompanied by monks and other members of the clergy, falling from heaven along with chalices, reliquaries, and hosts. Double pearled border
    735
    Gerard van Bylaer (or Bijlaer) (ca. 1540–1617)
    QUEEN ELIZABETH SUPPORTS THE PROTESTANTS IN THE UNITED PROVINCES
    Dated 1587
    Silver, cast; 52.4 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.194)
     
    Clockwise:
     
    1. Azure, two lions passant in pale between seven billets fesswise two two and three Or (Friesland or Frisia).
    2. Or, a lion rampant gules armed and langued azure (Holland).
    3. Per fess wavy in chief Or, a demi lion issuant gules armed and langued azure and in base barry wavy of six azure and argent (Zeeland).
    4. Sable, a lion rampant Or (Brabant).
    5. Azure, a lion tail forked (queue-fourché) rampant contourné Or armed and langued gules impaling Or, a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Guelders impaling Jülich).

     

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  • Silver portrait medal of Maurice, Prince of Orange wearing armor, ruff, and commander’s sash over one shoulder. Border of laurel leaves. Silver medal of the armorial shield of Prince Maurice within the Garter, crown above
    740
    Adriaen Rottermont (1579–1652)
    MAURICE, PRINCE OF ORANGE (1567–1625)
    Dated 1615(?)
    Silver, cast; 55.5 × 45 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.195)
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Grand-quarterly 1 Azure billety, a lion rampant Or (Nassau) 2 Or, a lion rampant guardant gules armed langued and crowned azure (Katzenelnbogen) 3 Gules, a fess argent (Vlanden) 4 Gules, two lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued azure (Dietz) surtout the grand quarters surtout an inescutcheon Or, a fess sable (Moers); 2 & 3 Grand-quarterly 1 & 4 Gules, a bend Or (Chalon) 2 & 3 Or, a bugle azure rimmed and banded argent stringed gules (Orange) surtout the grand-quarters an inescutcheon Checky of nine Or and azure (Geneva) surtout the shield an inescutcheon Barry of ten Or and Sable, a crown of rue (crancelin) throughout bendwise vert (Saxony).
     

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  • Silver portrait medal of Maurice, Prince of Orange wearing armor, ruff, and commander’s sash surrounded by the arms of the seven United Provinces Silver medal of the armorial shield of Prince Maurice within the Garter in an auricular frame, crown above; all enclosed within two laurel branches
    742
    Jan van Bylaer (or Bijlaer) (act. 1622–46)
    MAURICE, PRINCE OF ORANGE (1567–1625)
    Dated 1624
    Silver, struck; 67.2 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Obverse:
     
    Seven shields clockwise from top right:
     
    1. Azure, a lion tail forked (queue-fourché) rampant contourné armed and langued gules impaling Or, a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Guelders, impaling Jülich).
    2. Or, a lion rampant gules armed and langued azure (Holland).
    3. Per fess wavy in chief Or, a demi lion issuant gules armed and langued azure and in base barry wavy of six azure and argent (Zeeland).
    4. Sable, a lion rampant Or (Brabant).
    5. Azure, two lions passant in pale between seven billets fesswise two two and three Or (Friesland or Frisia).
    6. Or, a fess wavy azure, over all a lion rampant gules, armed and langued azure (Overijssel).
    7. Or, on the breast of a double-headed eagle sable surtout an escutcheon Argent, a fess vert (Groeningen).
     
    Reverse:
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Grand-quarterly 1 Azure billety, a lion rampant Or (Nassau) 2 Or, a lion rampant guardant gules armed langued and crowned azure (Katzenelnbogen) 3 Gules, a fess argent (Vianden) 4 Gules, two lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued azure (Dietz) surtout the grand quarters an inescutcheon Or, a fess sable (Moers); 2 & 3 Grand-quarterly 1 & 4 Gules, a bend Or (Chalon) 2 & 3 Or, a bugle azure rimmed and banded argent stringed gules (Orange) surtout the grand-quarters an inescutcheon Checky of nine Or and azure (Geneva) and finally surtout the whole shield an inescutcheon Gules, a fess counter-embattled argent (Buren).
     
  • Silver medal of Hercules and Minerva flanking a pile of weapons and armor; between them, two branches, oak and olive. In her right hand, Minerva holds 7 arrows representing the 7 provinces of the Netherlands. Above, heavenly rays emanate from the name of Jehovah in Hebrew. Two cherubs support a banderole. In the center of the field, two cherubs hold a banderole Gilt silver medal of a cloth hanging in an auricular frame with openings that contain putti, and at the bottom, various fruits; at the top, the arms of Amsterdam beneath a crown
    743
    Johannes (or Jan) Lutma the Elder (ca. 1584–1669)
    THE PEACE OF MÜNSTER
    Dated 1648
    Silver gilt, two cast shells soldered together; 71.8 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Gules, on a pale sable three saltires couped argent (Amsterdam).
     
  • Silver medal depicting two flying genii, one clothed and one nude, sounding horns, each holding a ribbon ending in a tassel and a banner; below, a corpse wrapped in a shroud and resting, head supported by a bolster, on a tomb; beneath, a cartouche flanked by two contorted skeletons Silver medal of the laureate arms of Cornelius Nuck within a border of bones, upon which rests a winged (bat and bird wings) hourglass
    760
    After Wouter Muller (1604–1673)
    MEMENTO MORI FOR CORNELIUS NUCK (1637–1717)
    Dated 1717
    Silver, cast; 73.8 × 67.2 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    On a shield three Plants (Nuck). 
     
    Tinctures unknown.
     
  • Silver portrait medal of Prince Frederick Henry of Orange-Nassau wearing a flat lace collar, a commander’s sash, and armor decorated with the badge of the Order of the Garter Silver medal of an olive branch crossing a laurel branch in the middle of a circle formed by instruments of war, and the arms of Breda, Bois-le-Duc, Maastricht, Wezel, Sas de Gand, Grol, Hulst, and other places conquered by the prince; all within a laurel wreath
    765
    Pieter van Abeele (1608–1684)
    FRIEDRICK HENRY, PRINCE OF ORANGE (1584–1647)
    1647
    Silver, two cast shells soldered together; 67.2 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Eight shields clockwise from the flower stop:
     
    1. Azure, a lion rampant to sinister Or impaling Argent, a tree proper charged with a cross potent throughout sable on a base vert (Groenlo).
    2. Sable, a tree eradicated Or surtout to dexter an inescutcheon Quarterly 1 & 4 Sable, a lion rampant Or armed and langued gules; 2 & 3 Argent, a lion rampant gules langued and armed Or, in chief Or, a double-headed eagle issuant charged with an inescutcheon Gules, a fess argent (’s-Hertogenbosch).
    3. Gules, an escutcheon Argent and three Weasels courant of the same (Wesel).
    4. Gules, a star (Stella Maris) argent (Maastricht).
    5. Argent, on a cross gules a key Or (Rijnbeck).
    6. Gules, three saltires couped argent (Breda).
    7. Vert, a right hand Or (Oldemarkt in Overijissel
    8. Argent, three oak leaves vert (Oldebroek in Gelderland).
  • Silver portrait medal of Admiral Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp wearing a plain collar, metal gorget, buttoned doublet, and badge of the Order of St. Michael on a ribbon. The field decorated with stylized vines, crowns, and harp. Around the border, a laurel wreath Silver medal of the coat of arms of Admiral Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp in front of two anchors with griffon supporters, each surmounted by an escutcheon charged with a rose. The griffons stand on stylized waves that frame the scene of the sea battle in which the Admiral perished
    767
    Pieter van Abeele (1608–1684)
    ADMIRAL MAARTEN HARPERTSZOON TROMP (1597–1653)
    Dated 1653
    Silver, two cast shells soldered together; 68.8 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.198)
     
    Argent, a chevron gules between in base on a sea proper a galleon in full sail sable and in chief Azure, a fleur-de-Lis Or.
     

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  • Silver medal depicting Amsterdam personified, wearing an imperial crown and holding a palm branch in her right hand and the arms of the city in her left, sits on a throne composed of two lions; on her right is Athena as Valor and/or Wisdom, and on her left, Hermes, god of Commerce; all on a bridge above merchandise of various kinds Silver medal of ships, including a warship firing its cannons, on a river before Amsterdam, watched over by a reclining river god (a rudder in one hand and an urn, from which water flows, in the other); above, Fame sounds two trumpets, and the sun’s rays illuminate all
    770
    Pieter van Abeele (1608–1684)
    COMPLETION OF THE AMSTERDAM EXCHANGE IN 1611
    Dated 1655
    Silver, cast; 77 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Gules, on a pale sable three saltires couped argent (Amsterdam).
     
  • Silver portrait medal of William IV seated on a throne, surrounded by guards pointing to a scroll bearing the Arms of Amsterdam held by the Herald-at-Arms, before whom is a dog; a city magistrate, surrounded by others, bows slightly; in the background, an arched portico. Silver medal of Emperor Maximillian I, in armor, holding gloves and resting on a sword, holds out the Imperial Crown to the magistrates of Amsterdam, holding the Arms of Amsterdam beneath the crown; between them, a dog slinking away from the emperor, behind whom are guards, courtiers, and a child.
    772
    Pieter van Abeele (1608–1684)
    AWARDING OF AMSTERDAM CITY ARMS AND CROWN BY WILLIAM IV (b. 1307; Count of Holland, Hainaut and Zeeland 1337–45) AND MAXIMILIAN I (1459–1519; King of the Romans 1493–1519; Archduke of Austria 1493–1519; Holy Roman Emperor 1508–19)
    ca. 1655
    Silver, two cast shells soldered together; 82.3 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.201)
     
    Over the fireplace and very indistinct is a shield with a version of the ancient seal of Amsterdam: Argent, on the waves of the sea a wooden cog with sail furled, a streaming pennant at the top of the mast, the cog holding two knights, each bearing a banner.
     

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  • Silver medal depicting, in the foreground, the Amstel river with two boatloads of soldiers; other vessels in the middle ground; in the background, the city of Amsterdam; above: the arms of the city in luminous clouds, a hand holds a heart Silver medal with Dutch inscriptions inside an olive wreath
    779
    Unknown artist
    Formerly attributed to Pieter van Abeele (1608–1684)
    SIEGE OF AMSTERDAM BY WILLIAM II OF ORANGE
    Dated 1650
    Silver, cast; 67.2 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Gules, on a pale sable three saltires couped argent (Amsterdam).
     
  • Silver portrait medal of Gertrude van Hooftman wearing a brocade gown with large flat collar, a double strand of pearls, pearl-drop earrings, and a tight cap Silver medal of five coats of arms suspended from ribbons
    782
    After Pieter van Abeele (1608–1684)
    GERTRUDE VAN HOOFTMAN (1609–1658)
    Dated 1658
    Silver, cast; two shells soldered together; 72 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Center: Quarterly 1 & 4 Gules, three acorns argent; 2 & 3 Argent, a bull’s head sable (Hooftman).
     
    Upper dexter: Quarterly 1 & 4 Gules, three acorns argent; 2 & 3 Argent, a bull’s head sable (Hooftman).
     
    Lower dexter: Azure, three lozenges, in chief a crescent argent (Messingh).
     
    Upper sinister: Per fess Gules and Azure, in chief two staves in saltire and in base two closed bells argent (Van Cüelen).
     
    Lower sinister: Azure, three mallets Or (Heymans).
     
  • Silver medal depicting Mercury, god of Commerce, flying above the new Town Hall holding the caduceus and a hat signifying Liberty. The Nieuwe Kerk to the right, Amphion seated in the foreground, and the arms of Amsterdam. In the middle ground, a crowd of onlookers. Silver medal depicting the legendary hero Jason holding the Golden Fleece aboard the ship Argo depicted as a fantastical galley with a view of Amsterdam in the background and the ancient arms of the city at the top
    784
    Juriaen Pool I (1618–1669)
    INAUGURATION OF THE NEW TOWN HALL, AMSTERDAM
    Dated 1655
    Silver, struck; 71 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Obverse:
     
    Gules, on a pale sable three saltires couped argent (Amsterdam).
     
    Reverse, at the top: 
     
    Within a curved frame on the waves of the sea, a wooden cog with sail furled, a streaming pennant at the top of the mast, the cog holding two knights each bearing a banner (charge from the old seal of Amsterdam).
     
  • Silver medal Mercury flying. Nieuwe Kerk to the right, Amphion seated in front a crowd of onlookers. Silver medal a seated woman with lions. 36 coats of arms. Above, the name of Jehovah and cherubs.
    785
    Juriaen Pool I (1618–1669)
    INAUGURATION OF THE NEW TOWN HALL, AMSTERDAM
    Dated 1659
    Silver gilt, struck; 70.2 mm
    The Frick Collection; Gift of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, 2016 (2016.2.205)
     
    Obverse:
     
    Gules, on a pale sable three saltires couped argent (Amsterdam).
     
    Reverse:
     
    In the foreground, an enclosed garden (hortus conclusus) with two coats of arms attached. Dexter: Gules, on a pale sable three saltires couped argent (Amsterdam, new arms); sinister: Argent, on the waves of the sea a wooden cog with sail furled displaying a square banner of the arms of Amsterdam at the fore and on a streaming pennant at the top of the mast, the cog holding two knights and a dog, the knight to dexter bearing a shield of Holland and a sword erect and the knight to sinister bearing on a staff another square banner with the arms of Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Seal).
     
    Within the garden, two lions holding three coats of arms, each of four burgomasters and two treasurers, the blazons of whose arms can be found in the list of councillors below. Dexter: de Graeff (7), Huydekoper (3), Witsen (8); sinister: Spiegel (4), van Hoorn (11), and Tulp (1).
     
    The arms around the rim are those of the thirty-six Amsterdam city councillors as of 1659, clockwise from top:
     
    1. Azure, a tulip Or slipped vert in dexter chief a mullet Or (Nicholaes Tulp).
    2. Quarterly 1 & 4 Azure, a ram rampant argent; 2 & 3 Or, a fess gules; on an inescutcheon Or, per bend sinister a horse’s leg sable hoof downwards argent (Gerard Schaep).
    3. Per pale: 1 Azure, an eagle displayed argent; 2 per fess: a. three ox skulls sable 2 and 1 in chief a mullet of six points sable; b. Sable, a greyhound salient argent collared gules), surtout an inescutcheon Argent, a wild boar proper (Joan Huydekoper).
    4. Azure, a fess argent between in chief a mullet of eight points Or and in base three martlets fesswise argent (Hendrick Dircksz. Spiegel). Note: The medal shows the mullet with six points.
    5. Argent, two bars Or lozengy gules and between the bars two fleur-de-lis sable (Albert Dircksz. Pater). Note: On the medal, two whole and two half-lozenges are visible; a saltire is placed between the fleurs-de-lis.
    6. Per Fess: 1 Argent, a demi-lion rampant issuant from the dividing line gules holding a bezant (or ball) Or; 2 Gules, a bend sinister argent from the base to the middle of the dividing line (Joris Jorisz. Backer).
    7. Quarterly 1 & 4 Gules, a spade palewise the blade upwards argent; 2 & 3 Azure, a swan argent legged and beaked gules; surtout an inescutcheon Gules, three lozenge- cushions argent tasseled Or (Cornelis de Graeff).
    8. Per Pale: Gules and Azure, in the first a demi fleur-de-lis issuant from the dividing line argent, in the second a cross argent (Cornelis Witsen).
    9. Or, a fess sable between three lozenges gules (Jan van de Poll).
    10. Quarterly 1 & 4 Or, an ox head gules; 2 & 3 Gules, a bell argent (Bernard Schellinger).
    11. Quarterly 1 & 4 Or, a falcon proper; 2 & 3 Gules, three hunting horns interlaced argent (Simon van Hoorn).
    12. Or, a greyhound rampant sable collared argent (Pieter Cloeck).
    13. Vert, three mullets Or, in honor point a cross couped argent (Cornelis van Dronckelaer).
    14. Azure, three bottles argent, the handles and corks of the same, in honor point a mullet Or (Lambert Reijnst).
    15. Per pale Or and Azure, in the first a double-headed eagle displayed sable, in the second a castle embattled argent (Coenraed Burgh).
    16. Gules, an eagle’s leg winged argent (Joachim Rendorp). Note: The medal shows the eagle’s leg contourné.
    17. Azure, a cross gules between four mullets sable (Nicolaes Pancras).
    18. Azure, an armillary sphere Or (Joan Blaeu).
    19. Gules, upon the lower part of a bend sinister argent between two fleur-de-lis in chief and three fleur-de-lis in base of the same, a trefoil vert (Jacob van Neck).
    20. Quarterly 1 & 4 Azure, a finch Or; 2 & 3 Argent, a bend vert (Cornelis Geelvinck).
    21. Or, on a pale azure a trunk of a tree palewise Argent between an increscent and decrescent moon Gules (Gillis Valckenier). Note: On the medal, the pale is not shown.
    22. Quarterly 1 Or, three leaves slipped upwards vert; 2 Argent, a fess gules issuant a lion rampant Or between fifteen billets fesswise nine in chief (5:4) and six in base (3:2:1) vert; 3 Gules, three fish baskets Or; 4 Gules, three hunting horns Argent garnished and stringed Or an inescutcheon checky gules and argent (Cornelis van Vlooswijck).
    23. Per fess Argent and Or, in chief two blackamoor’s heads addorsed proper banded argent; in base three fer-de-molines sable (Nicolaes van Loon).
    24. Argent, three hammers azure handled proper (Hans Bontemantel).
    25. Per pale: 1 Azure, three stockfishes each ensigned by a crown Or; 2 per fess: a. Gules, a decapitated lion rampant argent, the neck gules; b. three birds sable (Roetert Ernst). Note: The medal shows three jets of blood spurting from the neck.
    26. Azure, a double-headed eagle displayed argent membered Or langued and armed gules (Gerard Hasselaer).
    27. Per fess, Azure and Argent, in chief a demi-sun in splendor, in base a man’s upper garment sable banded (virolé) Or with a belt of the same (Jacob Thuenisz. van Stralen).
    28. Gules, a man’s head beardless in profile argent, wearing a wreath of laurel leaves vert (Henrick Hooft).
    29. Sable, a bend argent (or Or) in sinister chief a mullet Or (Willem Schrijver).
    30. Quartered by a Cross Argent: 1 & 4 Sable, a mermaid proper holding in her dexter hand a mirror framed Or and in her sinister hand, combing her hair Or, a comb of the same; 2 & 3 Azure, three bowls argent, surtout an inescutcheon Gules, a castle Or (Frederick Alewijn).
    31. Gules, three hunting horns argent garnished and slinged Or (Cornelis de Vlaming van Oudtshoorn).
    32. Quarterly 1 Gules, a mullet Or; 2 Azure, a half-moon figured with a human face Or; 3 Azure, a chevron Or between three trefoils argent; 4 Paly Or and Sable (Jacob Jacobz. Hinlopen).
    33. See no. 6 (Cornelis Backer).
    34. Or, a chevron between three saltires couped gules (Joan van Waveren).
    35. Quarterly 1 & 4 Or, a lion rampant sable langued gules; 2 & 3 Azure, three mullets pierced Or (Jean van Hellemont).
    36. Quarterly 1 & 4 Azure, three birdbolts with points upwards argent; 2 & 3 Argent, a stag’s head gules the dexter attire encircled with a crown Or (Frans Reael).
     
    Note: The original blazons of the arms on this medal are described by J. E. Elias (1963, 1071–708).
     

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  • Silver medal depicting, in the foreground, lion standing upon implements of war, two cannons, a helmet, a shield, and an arquebus. In the background, warships are scattered over the sea Silver medal depicting the arms of Amsterdam and a Dutch inscription
    786
    Johannes (or Jan) Lutma the Younger (1624–1685/89)
    THE PEACE OF BREDA
    Dated 1667
    Silver, struck; 70.6 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Gules, on a pale sable three saltires couped argent (Amsterdam).
     
  • Silver medal depicting a female wearing a helmet, breastplate and high laced sandals. She holds a scepter with an eye of Justice at the top in her right and, in her left, a lance to which is tied 7 arrows representing the 7 provinces of the Netherlands. Flanked by a lion and a lamb, she stands on the naked gorgon-headed female figure of Envy who holds a heart and a snake in her hands. Behind her are warships at sea, and in the back, the castle of Breda Silver medal depicting a female personification of Peace. She supports a cornucopia and caduceus with her left arm and holds a sword with a laurel wreath on its tip. She stands on a broken sword, a helmet, a crown, and a moneybag. In the background, merchant ships at sea. On the top, a hand holding two suspended coat of arms: Great Britain on the left and the Netherlands on the right. Two festoons of fruits and flowers hang to either side.
    789
    Christoffel Adolfszoon (ca. 1631–1680)
    THE PEACE OF BREDA
    Dated 1667
    Silver, struck; 71.4 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Obverse:
     
    Gules, on a pale sable three saltires couped argent (Amsterdam).
     
    Reverse:
     
    On either side of the head of the figure of Peace or Concordia, (dexter) Quarterly 1 & 4 Or, a lion rampant within a double tressure flory counter-flory gules (for Scotland) [Note: On the medal, the tressure flory counter-flory is not shown.]; Second quarterly 1 & 4 Azure, three fleurs-de-lis Or (France), 2 & 3 Gules, three lions passant guardant in pale Or (England); 3 Azure, a harp Or stringed argent (Ireland) [the royal arms of Great Britain as king of Scotland]; (sinister) Azure billetty Or, a lion with a coronet Or armed and langued gules holding in his dexter paw a sword argent hilted Or and in the sinister paw seven arrows argent pointed and bound together Or (The Netherlands) [Note: In the medal, the field is not shown billetty.]; in exergue: Gules, three saltires couped argent (Breda).
     
  • Silver medal depicting an alchemist seated in front of a fireplace with a cat at his side: behind him, an alembic on the athanor. Above a chandelier. Silver medal with, in the field, an inscription in seven lines. Above, two cherubs hold the crowned coat of arms of Leyden
    790
    Arent Janszoon Smeltzing (1639–1710)
    THE ALCHEMIST
    Dated 1666
    Silver, struck; 56.7 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Obverse:
     
    Clockwise from top:
     
    1. On a Cross moline an inescutcheon tierced in fess 1 Two Billets fesswise 2 A demi lion rampant issuant 3 Three Bezants (Paats) (tinctures unidentified).
    2. Sable, a merman with cuirass and morion in his human half and holding in his dexter hand a scimitar arched over his head and in his sinister hand a parade shield all argent (Meerman). 
    3. Or, two lions rampant combatant gules impaling Gules on an inescutcheon Gules, between two bars lozengy three hunting horns stringed and garnished Or (Van Sanen).
    4. Quarterly 1 & 4 Gules, three martlets Or; 2 & 3 Three Water Lily Leaves (Schuyl) [tinctures partially unidentified].
     
    Reverse:
     
    Argent, two Keys in saltire gules (Leiden).
     
  • Silver portrait medal of William III, Prince of Orange wearing armor, lace cravat, commander’s scarf across the breast, and the badge of the Order of the Garter on a ribbon Silver medal depicting the coat of arms of William III, Prince of Orange crowned above and encircled by the Garter
    791
    Roelof Hensbergen (act. 1665–77)
    WILLIAM III OF ORANGE (b. 1650; Stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands 1672–1702; King of England, Scotland, and Ireland 1689–1702)
    ca. 1677
    Silver, two cast shells soldered together; 70.5 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly 1 Azure billety, a lion rampant Or (Nassau); 2 Or, a lion rampant guardant gules armed langued and crowned azure (Katzenelnbogen); 3 Gules, a fess argent (Vianden); 4 Gules, two lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued azure (Dietz) surtout the quarters an inescutcheon in fesspoint Quarterly 1 & 4 Gules, a bend Or (Chalon) 2 & 3 Or, a bugle azure rimmed and banded argent stringed gules (Orange) surmounted of another inescutcheon Checky of nine Or and azure (Geneva) the first inescutcheon between an escutcheon in chief point Or, a fess sable (Moers) and another in base point Gules, a fess counter-embattled argent (Buren).
     
  • Silver medal of 3 women standing above a lion. Woman in the middle holds a lance. Silver medal of the shields of France and the United Provinces. Below a shining sun and above a city
    794
    Jacob van Dishoecke (1650–1723)
    THE PEACE OF NIJMEGEN
    Dated 1678
    Silver, cast; 68.3 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Azure, three fleurs-de-lis Or (France) and Azure, billetty, Or, a lion crowned Or armed and langued gules holding in his dexter paw a sword argent hilted Or and in his sinister paw seven arrows argent pointed and bound together Or (Nassau/Netherlands).
     
    Note: The field here is inaccurate as it is not shown billetty.
     
  • Silver medal. Top: arms of the city of Nijmegen. Back: city by a river. Front: Envoys Silver medal. A female stands on implements of war, holding a snake, a branch. 7 Coat of arms.
    795
    Jacob van Dishoecke (1650–1723)
    THE PEACE OF NIJMEGEN
    Dated 1678
    Silver, struck; 71.7 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Obverse:
     
    Or, on the breast of a double-headed eagle displayed sable an escutcheon azure a lion rampant Or (Nijmegen).
     
    Reverse: 
     
    Note that the shields overlap, making it difficult to blazon the full coats of arms.
     
    From left to right:
     
    I. Brandenburg-Prussia: 
     
    1. Argent, an eagle gules armed and beaked Or, langued gules, the wings charged with a trefoil (Kleestängel) Or (Brandenburg).
    2. Argent, an eagle displayed sable armed gules, crowned Or (Prussia).
    3. Or, a lion rampant sable a bordure compony argent and gules (Burgrave of Nuremberg).
    4. Argent, a griffin segreant gules beaked, langued and armed Or (Pomerania).
    5. Or, a griffin segreant sable beaked, armed, and crowned Or langued gules (Kashubia).
    6. Azure, a griffin segreant gules beaked, membered, and armed Or (Pomerania-Stettin).
    7. Argent, a griffin segreant bend-sinister of three gules and vert (Wenden).
    8. Parti per fess, in chief Or, a lion tail forked (queue-fourché) rampant sable issuant crowned, armed, and langued gules, in base Azure, a wall of five bricks gules (Rügen).
    9. Gules, an escutcheon argent overall an escarbuncle Or (Duke of Cleves).
    10. Or, a fess checky gules and argent (Marck).
    11. Or, a lion rampant sable (Jülich).
    12. Argent, a lion rampant gules crowned azure (Berg).
    13. Per fess Gules and Argent (Magdeburg).
    14. Per pale argent and gules (Halberstadt).
    15. Gules, two keys in saltire argent (Minden).
    16. Gules, a cross moline argent (Cammin).
    17. An inescutcheon Azure, a scepter Or (Arch-Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Empire).
     
    II. Denmark-Norway: 
     
    1. Or, three lions passant in pale azure crowned and armed Or langued gules between nine hearts gules (Denmark).
    2. Gules, a lion rampant crowned Or and holding an axe Or bladed argent (Norway).
    3. Azure, three open crowns Or (Sweden).
    4. Or, in chief a lion passant azure, in base nine hearts in two rows gules (Gotland).
    5. Or, two lions passant azure armed Or langued gules (Schleswig).
    6. Gules, a nettle leaf between three Passion Nails in pairle argent (Holstein).
    7. Gules, a swan argent gorged with a crown Or (Stormarn).
    8. On an inescutcheon Gules, a knight armed cap-à-pie Or mounted on a horse argent and bearing a shield azure charged with a cross patty Or (Dittmarschen).
     
    III. France: 
     
    Azure, three fleur-de-lis Or (France).
     
    IV. Holy Roman Empire:
     
    Or, a double-headed eagle sable beaked, langued, membered and armed gules (Holy Roman Empire).
     
    V. Habsburg Spain (only showing the sinister side of the greater arms of Spain):
     
    1. Per saltire 1 and 4 Or, four Pallets gules; 2 and 3 Argent, an eagle displayed sable (Sicily).
    2. Or, four pallets gules (Aragon).
    3. An inescutcheon Or, a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Flanders) impaling Argent, an eagle displayed gules armed, beaked, membered and crowned Or with a kleestängel (trefoil) of the same (Tyrol).
    4. Enté en point Argent, a pomegranate proper seeded gules supported, sculpted and leaved in two leaves vert (Granada).
     
    Note that the other visible charges are not recognizable for the arms of Spain in 1678.
     
    VI. Sweden:
     
    Quarterly 1 and 4 Azure, three open crowns Or placed two above one; 2 and 3 Argent, three sinister bendwise streams, a lion rampant crowned with an open crown Or armed gules; an inescutcheon Bendwise azure, argent and gules a sheaf of wheat (vasa) Or (Badge of the Vasa Dynasty).
     
    VII. Netherlands:
     
    Azure, billetty Or, a lion crowned Or armed and langued gules holding in his dexter paw a sword argent hilted Or and in his sinister paw seven arrows argent pointed and bound together Or (Netherlands).
     
  • Silver portrait medal of King William III and Queen Mary seated and crowned, each wearing their coronation robes and holding a scepter and orb Silver medal of the captain Bernard Muikens, his lieutenant John Althusius, and his ensign Sylvester Van Tongeren of the City Guard of Amsterdam holding lances and a banner. Above, the arms of Amsterdam
    800
    Unknown artist
    WILLIAM III OF ORANGE (b. 1650; Stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands 1672–1702; King of England, Scotland, and Ireland 1689–1702) and MARY II, QUEEN OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND (b. 1662; r. 1689–94)
    Dated 1689
    Silver, two cast shells soldered together; 62.7 mm
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Gules, on a pale sable three saltires couped argent (Amsterdam).
     
  • Silver portrait medal of Marie-Louise of Hesse-Kassel wearing a chemise with a furred cloak and headscarf Silver medal of a skull flanked by two branches of laurel placed at the center of two crossing palm branches on top of a sarcophagus. Against the front of the sarcophagus, two cherubs holding a coat of arms. In the background, a townscape
    808
    Eise Andeles (1731–1766)
    MARIE-LOUISE OF HESSE-KASSEL (1688–1765)
    Dated 1765
    Silver, cast; 44.5 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly of six 1 Argent, a double (Lorraine) cross gules (Hersfeld); 2 Per fess Sable and Or in chief a mullet of six points argent (Ziegenhain); 3 Or, a lion rampant guardant gules armed langued and crowned azure (Katzenelnbogen); 4 Gules, two lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued azure (Dietz); 5 Per fess Sable and Or, in chief two mullets of eight points argent (Nidda); 6 Gules, a nettle leaf argent (Schaumburg) surtout an inescutcheon Azure, a lion rampant barry argent and gules armed langued and crowned Or (Hessen-Kassel).
     
  • Silver portrait medal of Queen Anne of Denmark with hair heavily bejeweled and high above her forehead, wearing a high and ornate lace ruff (open in front), a pearl necklace with pendant, and pearl earrings Queen Anne of Denmark’s armorial shield, crowned
    818
    Possibly by Charles Anthony (act. 1599–1615)
    QUEEN ANNE (b. 1574; Queen Consort of Scotland 1589–1619; Queen Consort of Great Britain and Ireland 1603–19)
    ca. 1604
    Silver, struck; 28.7 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly surmounted by a Cross Argent fimbriated Gules, 1 Or, three lions passant in pale azure crowned and armed Or langued gules between nine hearts gules (Denmark); 2 Gules, a lion rampant crowned and holding an axe Or bladed argent (Norway); 3 Azure, three crowns Or (Kalmar Union, also Sweden); 4 Or, nine hearts four three and two gules in chief a lion passant azure (Kingdom of the Goths or Jutland) and in the base point Gules, a wyvern crowned Or (Kingdom of the Wends) surtout an inescutcheon Quarterly 1 Or, two lions passant azure armed Or langued gules (Schleswig) 2 Gules, a nettle leaf between three Passion Nails in pairle argent (Holstein) 3 Gules, a swan argent gorged with a crown Or (Stormarn) 4 Gules, a knight armed cap-à-pie Or mounted on a horse argent and bearing a shield azure charged with a cross patty Or (Dittmarschen) another inescutcheon per pale Or, two bars gules (Oldenburg) and Azure, a cross paty Or (Delmenhorst).
     
  • Silver portrait medal of Queen Anne crowned, with high collar, pearl earrings, a pearl necklace. Silver medal of the armorial shield of Queen Anne of England, with Wild Men as supporters
    820
    Simon de Passe (1595–1647)
    QUEEN ANNE (b. 1574; Queen Consort of Scotland 1589–1619; Queen Consort of Great Britain and Ireland 1603–19)
    ca. 1616
    Silver, engraved (?); 56.9 × 45.5 mm (including gold frame)
    Scher Collection; Promised gift to The Frick Collection
     
    Quarterly surmounted by a Cross Argent fimbriated Gules, 1 Or, three lions passant in pale azure crowned and armed Or langued gules between nine hearts gules (Denmark); 2 Gules, a lion rampant crowned and holding an axe Or bladed argent (Norway); 3 Azure, three crowns Or (Kalmar Union, also Sweden); 4 Or, nine hearts four three and two gules in chief a lion passant azure (Kingdom of the Goths or Jutland) and in the base point Gules, a wyvern crowned Or (Kingdom of the Wends) surtout an inescutcheon Quarterly 1 Or, two lions passant azure armed Or langued gules (Schleswig) 2 Gules, a nettle leaf between three Passion Nails in pairle argent (Holstein) 3 Gules, a swan argent gorged with a crown Or (Stormarn) 4 Gules, a knight armed cap-à-pie Or mounted on a horse argent and bearing a shield azure charged with a cross patty Or (Dittmarschen) another inescutcheon per pale Or, two bars gules (Oldenburg) and Azure, a cross paty Or (Delmenhorst).
     
    Note: Some of the lions on this medal are incorrectly shown as passant guardant; the blazon here is the correct charge.
     
  • Silver portrait medal of Charles, Prince of Wales hair worn short, in a lace ruff, armor, and with a sash across his chest, beneath which is visible the medal of the Order of the Garter, suspended from a ribbon Silver medal of the armorial shield of King Charles I of England framed by the Garter, upon which is inscribed the motto of the Order of the Garter
    821
    Simon de Passe (1595–1647)
    CHARLES, PRINCE OF WALES (b. 1600; King of Great Britain and Ireland 1625–49)
    Dated 1616
    Silver, engraved (?); 55.8 × 43.1 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Grand-quarterly Azure, three fleurs-de-lis Or (France) and Gules, three lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued azure (England) 2 Or, a lion rampant gules within a double tressure flory counter-flory gules (Scotland) and 3 Azure, a harp Or (Ireland) the shield differenced with a label couped of three points argent.
     
    Note: This label was borne by the heir to the throne.
     
  • Silver portrait medal of King James I wearing a wide-brimmed hat, elaborate hat-badge, thick lace ruff, and the livery collar of the Order of the Garter (worn over his doublet and ermine robe) Silver medal of the Shield of Britain, framed by the Garter, with helmet, crest, and lion and unicorn supporters
    822
    Simon de Passe (1595–1647)
    JAMES I, KING OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND (b. 1566; r. 1603–25)
    ca. 1616 or 1625
    Silver, engraved (?); 60.4 × 49 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Grand-quarterly Azure, three fleurs-de-lis Or (France) and Gules, three lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued azure (England) 2 Or, a lion rampant gules within a double tressure flory counter-flory gules (Scotland) and 3 Azure, a harp Or (Ireland).
     
  • Silver portrait medal of Queen Anne, her wavy hair tied up in a knot and a curl on her shoulder, wearing a gown, loose in front and made of a light fabric, with shoulder-straps, and draped Silver medal of the Arms of Britain, resting on a pedestal and flanked by winged infant genii who support a crown above, and the livery collar of the Order of the Garter below; beneath the collar, a thistle and a rose upon one stalk overlaid by a man on horseback
    834
    John Croker (1670–1741) and Samuel Bull (act. 1707–15)
    ANNE, QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND (b. 1665; r. 1702–14)
    1707
    Silver, struck; 34.6 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 Gules, three lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued azure (England) impaling Or, a lion rampant gules within a double tressure flory counter-flory gules (Scotland); 2 Azure, three fleurs-de-lis Or (France) and 3 Azure, a harp Or (Ireland).
     
  • Silver medal of a man wearing a shirt with high collar and flat cap and a thick chain around his neck Silver medal of a woman wearing a dress with high collar, a net around her hair, and a doubled twisted thick chain around her neck
    852
    Unknown artist
    ANSELM EPHORINUS (ca. 1498–1566) and SOPHIA [FOGELWEDER] (b. ca. 1525)
    Dated 1557; this example a later cast
    Silver, cast; 93 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Obverse:
     
    Quarterly 1 & 4 A Pentagram; 2 & 3 A Sheep or Lamb statant (Eforyn or Ephorinus).
     
    Tinctures unknown.
     
    Reverse:
     
    Argent, on a bend azure four mullets of six points Or (Fogelweder II).
     
  • Silver medal of a woman wearing a dress with high Renaissance collar, necklace, ear-ring Silver medal depicting two cupids holding a crown above the coat of arms of the House of Oldenburg
    853
    Unknown artist
    PRINCESS HEDWIG OF DENMARK (1581–1641; Electress of Saxony 1602–11)
    After 1602
    Silver, cast; 33.6 × 28 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Quarterly surmounted by a cross argent fimbriated gules 1 Or, three lions passant in pale azure crowned and armed Or langued gules between nine hearts gules (Denmark) 2 Gules, a lion rampant crowned and holding an axe Or bladed argent (Norway) 3 Azure, three crowns Or (Kalmar Union, also Sweden) 4 Or, nine hearts four three and two gules, in chief a lion passant azure (Kingdom of the Goths or Jutland) and in the base point of the shield Gules, a wyvern crowned Or (Kingdom of the Wends) surtout an inescutcheon Quarterly, 1 Or, two lions passant azure armed Or langued gules (Schleswig); 2 Gules, a nettle leaf between three Passion Nails in pairle argent (Holstein); 3 Gules, a swan argent gorged with a crown Or (Stormarn); 4 Gules, a knight armed cap-à-pie Or mounted on a horse argent and bearing a shield azure charged with a cross patty Or (Dittmarschen) another inescutcheon per pale Or, two bars gules (Oldenburg) and Azure, a cross paty Or (Delmenhorst).
     
  • Bronze medal of a man in profile to the left with hair in a ponytail, wearing a jacket over a ruffled shirt and cravat Bronze medal of a bald eagle, displayed with the American arms
    880
    Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907) and Philip Martiny (1858–1927)
    GEORGE WASHINGTON (1732–1799; General and Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army of the United Colonies 1775–83, President of the United States 1789–97)
    Dated 1889
    Bronze, cast; 112.8 mm
    Scher Collection
     
    Top: Paly of thirteen Gules and Argent on a Chief Azure the words E PLURIBUS UNUM (United States of America). 
     
    Note: The national motto has been incorrectly placed on the chief.
     
    Bottom: Argent, the blades of a windmill in saltire between two beavers in pale and two barrels of flour in fess all proper (City of New York).
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