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1999 BRONZE MEDAL COMMEMORATING THE 350TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH

R 1999-05 (obverse) From the Concordia Historical Institute Collection Image by Daniel Harmelink

R 1999-05 (obverse)
From the Concordia Historical Institute Collection
Image by Daniel Harmelink

R 1999-05 (reverse) From the Concordia Historical Institute Collection Image by Daniel Harmelink

R 1999-05 (reverse)
From the Concordia Historical Institute Collection
Image by Daniel Harmelink

R 1999-05
ALBANY, NEW YORK

Medallist: Frederick J. Schumacher

Obverse: Sun with rays through clouds with divine hand and laurel wreath placed on full-figure Martin Luther in Talar. Lit candle in right hand and holding open Bible [BIB /LIA // PS / CXIX // VS / 18] with left hand. Altar with Luther rose. Luther’s feet crushing papal tiara, papal bull and other writings of Rome. Swan with olive branch in beak. Legend in three lines on either side: NEWLY DISCOVERED ISLANDS … / IN THE WEST / M • L • 1541 Surrounding legend: HET TWEEDE IUBELFEEEST TER GEDACHTENISS VAN DE REFORMATIE DOOR D • M • LUTHERUS BEGONNEN A[NN]O • 1517 // ANNO 1717 •

Reverse: Cross behind 350 with silouette of goose and branch. Legend in three lines: “YOU MAY BURN / THIS GOOSE / BUT OUT … // OF THE ASHES / WILL ARISE A / SWAN” JOHN HUSS 1415 Surrounding legend: FIRST LUTHERAN, ALBANY, N • Y • / 1649 / 1999 / FAITH BROUGHT US HERE •

Weight & Diameter: 54.43 g, 50.97 x 50.97 mm.

Catalog References: Schreiber/Schumacher/Harmelink 925-926; Brozatus/Opitz 1669 (silver-plated)

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