Honestone (Solnhofen) was used for delicate and detailed carving, as in the gold chains around Meysinger’s neck.
Circular medallion (model for medal?); hone-stone; carved with portrait bust to right of Paulus Meisinger; middle aged, bare-headed, short hair and beard, wearing ruff with cloak with collar; incised inscription.
This object was collected by Anselm von Rothschild and bequeathed to the British Museum by Ferdinand Anselm Rothschild.
How big is it?
4.4 cm wide, 4.4 cm high, 1.1 cm deep, and it weighs 15g
Where is it?
London / The British Museum / Room 2A / Case 7j 6
Detailed Curatorial Notes
Provenance: Baron Anselm von Rothschild, Vienna, by 1866 (cat. no. 355).
- Charles Hercules Read, 'The Waddesdon Bequest: Catalogue of the Works of Art bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, M.P., 1898', London, 1902, no. 254
- O.M. Dalton, 'The Waddesdon Bequest', 2nd edn (rev), British Museum, London, 1927, no.254
- Georg Habich, Die Deutschen Schaumünzen des XVI Jahrhunderts, F Bruckmann, 1929-1935, Vol II, II no. 2391.
- Read 1902: Read, Charles Hercules, The Waddesdon Bequest. Catalogue of the Works of Art Bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, M.P., 1898, London, BMP, 1902
- Dalton 1927: Dalton, Ormonde Maddock, The Waddesdon Bequest : jewels, plate, and other works of art bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild., London, BMP, 1927
- Habich: Habich
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