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2015 SILVER MEDAL COMMEMORATING THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFORMATION

R 2015-01 (obverse) From the Concordia Historical Institute Collection Image by Daniel Harmelink

R 2015-01 (obverse)
From the Concordia Historical Institute Collection
Image by Daniel Harmelink

R 2015-01 (reverse) From the Concordia Historical Institute Collection Image by Daniel Harmelink

R 2015-01 (reverse)
From the Concordia Historical Institute Collection
Image by Daniel Harmelink

R 2015-01
DELHI, NEW YORK

 

Medallist: Scott Blazek [SB]for American Lutheran Publicity Bureau. Engraver Kenneth Douglas at New Orleans Mint

Obverse: Portrait of Jan Hus / John Huss in monk’s habit and doctor’s cap. View of church tower (left). Chalice above Luther-rose with M L below. Legend to right in two lines: JAN HUS / REFORMER Legend below in four lines: AMERICAN / LUTHERAN / PUBLICITY / BUREAU // 2015 Surrounding legend in two lines: COUNTDOWN TO THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE / REFORMATION

Reverse: Jan Hus tied to the stake with HERETIC and demon design on paper hat. Legend to left in five lines: “JESUS, / SON OF DAVID, / HAVE MERCY / ON / ME!” Hooded executioners with chains, torch and pitchfork. Legend to left in four lines: “YOU MAY ROAST / THIS ‘GOOSE,’ BUT / AFTER, GOD WILL SEND A / SWAN!” Bishop in background. Surrounding legend: JOHN HUSS BURNED AT THE STAKE / JULY 6, 1415 • CONSTANCE, GERMANY

Note: “Countdown to the Reformation” series.

Weight & Diameter: 31.24 g, 39.49 x 39.56 mm.

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