lot # 73 - Medals: Biblical/Religious
Italy: Jesus medal in white metal (silver?), c. 16th C.; maker-marked "B" - this rare; size: 36mm; weight: 23g; thickness: 3mm. obverse: left facing Christ, with Hebrew initial "Alef" (for 'Adoneinu' - 'Our Lord') & "Yeshu" ('Jesus') on either side. reverse: 5-line Hebrew legend (with incorrect letters) based on Hill p.50 ex. 2a (but "Adam" twice) : משיח | מלך בא בש | לום ואדמ א | דם עשוי | חי. Portrait of Christ said to be of Venetian School; medal issued in 16th Century to Jewish converts to Christianity. With loop through hole for wearing; a similar medal (38mm in bronze) to this one was sold at auction (2009) for $1300.
This lot is being offered in a buy or bid sale format, whose initial buyout price is: $74. This price will rise by about 5-10% for every new bid received once the bid level passes the midway mark between the starting bid price and the initial buyout price. In such cases please check the latest buyout price on our homesite or contact us.
Product Tags: Italian Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Biblical & Religious Medals and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Italy and from 16th Century, which are Hebrew on/in non-Israeli object, Objects with Christian or New Testament references, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,