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What Is This? Described As "Nurnburg Silver Medal 17th Century"

 
 
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 Posted 08/13/2019  6:01 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add mnelson to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,

This was among my mother-in-law's belongings. No idea what we have here. The note accompanying it says:

Nurnburg Silver Medal 17th Century "Sehauthaler" or presentation piece

Is this a replica? Is it something interesting?

Thank you!


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 Posted 08/13/2019  6:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Someone familiar with German coins and medals should be able to help. In the meantime, if you can post a photo that is cropped to just show the medal, both front and back, this will help with identification.
That dark patina certainly suggests it could be as old as the tag says.

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Thank you, tdziemia! I just posted two additional photos.
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I think the words in the border or legend would translate in Latin?
I don't think it is a replica and I do find it very interesting. I can't read the lettering well.
What I would do if I had it in hand, would be to jot down or type that text into google translate from Latin to English and then search the results. It may lead you to the story behind the figures in the medal.
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I think the first side of the medal ( amarus finis amoris principium dulce est sed ) translates to:
sweet, bitter end, but the beginning of love
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 Posted 08/16/2019  10:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mnelson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, TNG! The images on the medal seem very dramatic - so those words seem to fit...

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