Medal of Alexander Carl, Abbot of Melk Artist: F. X. Pawlik


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67.93 g, 53.6 mm

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Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001, Gift of Dr. William Gilman Thompson, Ph.B. 1877

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19th century


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Obverse Description

Obverse Description: ALEXANDER. KARL. ABBAS. MELLIGENSIS / NATUS / XIX.MARTII / MDCCCXXIU / EDVARDVS ARCHIVARIVS / DEDICAVIT / F.X. PAWLIK / FEC. l. bust karl with five medals and decorations around neck, large-bodied

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: QUARTUM. AB. ELECTIONE LUSTRUM. PEREGIT. XUI. JUNII three rayonnant gothic arched niches with center niche taller than others, S. COLOMANVS center wit halo, notted rope, staff, with S. PETRVS l. and S. PAVLVS r., coat of arms OMNIBVS PRODESSE banderole beneath, bottom center with scrolls , chilvalric knight's helmet center facing l. with eagle above, pope's hat l., shepherd's crook r.


Dr. WIlliam GIlman Thompson, to about 1928; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., about 1928; Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn., 1928–2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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