8 July 1999
Austria, Georg Schrtl von Schrotenstein and his wife Eva, silver lozenge-shaped portrait medal, 1582, by a follower of the Deschlers, GEORG SCHROTL AVCH EVA SEIN ELICH GEMACHL, Georg and Eva vis--vis, within a circle, the angles decorated and the date 15-8Z to left and right, rev. ROM KHAI MAT RAT VND NIDER OSTEREICH CAM PVECHHALTER, shield with helm and crest, within circle, the angles decorated, 40mm.x41mm., 72.83g. (Domanig 186; Lobbecke 555; Wellenheim 14754), the rim pierced and plugged at the top, faint traces of tooling and gilding, very fine, a rare struck example of this heavy rautenfrmige medal
Rothschild inv. no. LR135.
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This private medal informs one that the proud sitter is a personal adviser, and Buchhalter or treasurer in Lower Austria, to the Archduke Matthias. Georg was ennobled in 1603, and his wife Eva bore him five sons.
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