Medal - Albert Thorvaldsen

Features

Location Denmark
King Frederick VI (Frederik VI) (1808-1839)
Type Commemorative medals › Personality or portrait medal
Year 1838
Composition Silver
Weight 146.7 g
Diameter 61.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
152524
References Bergsøe# 1096
Vilhelm Bergsøe; 1893. Danske Medailler og Jetons fra 1789-1891. Numismatisk Forening, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Commemorative issue

Albert Thorvaldsen. Sculptor, 1770-1844

Obverse

Bare head of sculptor Thorvaldsen facing right inside a circle. Around a wide border presents a circle of ancient gods and warriors, symbol of Thorvaldsen passion for classic arts.

Lettering:
ALBERTVS THORVANDSEN DANVS SCVLPTOR
C. CHRISTENSEN F.

Translation: Albert Thorwaldsen Danish sculptor

Engraver: Christen Christensen

Reverse

Wide border presents sixteen sections with minuscule figures of Thorvaldsen’s most famous sculptures. In central circle his masterpiece: "Hafniae". Dania left seated on a throne ornate with Danish arms and a trident, receiving tiny cherub playing lyre from a naked girl staying on the back of a dolphin.

Lettering:
MDCCCXXXVIII
HAFNIAE

Engraver: Christen Christensen

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1838  MDCCCXXXVIII

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