Holy Roman Empire, Maximilian I (1493-1519), silver lozenge-shaped portrait medal, dated 1502, by Hans Reinhart the Elder, bust to right, wearing broad brimmed hat and collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece, rev. Austrian shield above MAX I IMP MDII, 32mm.x35mm., 10mm. deep, 53.29g. (Domanig, Erzh. 15; Habich 1925, tf.XXIII,1; Wilcz coll.18), pierced and plugged on the edge at 12 o'clock, very fine, a very rare struck example of this unusually thick rautenfrmige medal
Holy Roman Empire, Maximilian I (1493-1519), silver lozenge-shaped portrait medal, dated 1502, by Hans Reinhart the Elder, bust to right, wearing broad brimmed hat and collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece, rev. Austrian shield above MAX I IMP MDII, 32mm.x35mm., 10mm. deep, 53.29g. (Domanig, Erzh. 15; Habich 1925, tf.XXIII,1; Wilcz coll.18), pierced and plugged on the edge at 12 o'clock, very fine, a very rare struck example of this unusually thick rautenfrmige medal

Details
Holy Roman Empire, Maximilian I (1493-1519), silver lozenge-shaped portrait medal, dated 1502, by Hans Reinhart the Elder, bust to right, wearing broad brimmed hat and collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece, rev. Austrian shield above MAX I IMP MDII, 32mm.x35mm., 10mm. deep, 53.29g. (Domanig, Erzh. 15; Habich 1925, tf.XXIII,1; Wilcz coll.18), pierced and plugged on the edge at 12 o'clock, very fine, a very rare struck example of this unusually thick rautenfrmige medal
Provenance
Rothschild inv. no. LR71.

Lot Essay

Habich cites only two examples, this one, and another in Munich. Later cast examples, on thin flans, exist. The date appears to be arbitrary as the medal dates from around 1540.
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