Goetzdude Posted April 30, 2006 Report Share Posted April 30, 2006 K-435 AVENTINUS (Johann Turmair), 1929, Struck Bronze, 60mm, edge-punch “BAYER._HAUPTMÜNZAMT” (Munich Mint). UNC/Gussfrisch. This medal is also struck in 60mm silver, and cast in 118mm bronze. This medal was commissioned by the Bavarian Numismatic Society in 1929 to commemorate the 395th year of Turmair’s death. Aventinus wrote Annales Boiorum (1517-1521) the history of Bavaria and is called the greatest writer of humanism. Obverse: Half-length of Aventinus with hands on book. “K.G.” in exergue. Reverse: The inscription, in Latin, praises Aventinus as a learned, faithful, and dutiful man endowed with a love for his Fatherland and outward admiration for Bavaria and Germany. He is admired as a student of the ancient and as a numistmatist. His year of death is given as “MDLXXXIIII” (1584) while the actual year was 1534. Goetz corrected the date in the later Opus 492 commemorating the 400th year of his death. High Resolution Example Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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