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Plaque Medal with New Year Wishes of the Berlin State Mint, 1909

  • founding (metal or glass working), copper
  • Inv. 1911-DK

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This plaque was made by the Berlin Mint as a promotional gift for New Year 1909 and depicts the bear as a symbol of Berlin. On the bear's back sits a small child holding garlands of flowers. On the ground is a horn of plenty.


Paul Sturm
Leipzig 1859 - Jena 1936

Staatliche Münze Berlin
workshop / studio

Title Plaque Medal with New Year Wishes of the Berlin State Mint
Date 1909
Period 20th century
Location Germany TGN
Berlin TGN
Medium and support founding (metal or glass working) AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings text on the front side: GRUSS AUS / DER / MÜNZE 1909
on the front side: STURM .
Collection medals AAT
Object type plaques (flat objects) AAT
Inventory number 1911-DK
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25F24(BOAR) hoofed animals: boar Iconclass
31D112 child Iconclass
43A1 periodic celebrations, popular feasts Iconclass
43A141 January 1 (~ festivities) Iconclass
43A4241 coins specially minted for the occasion (triumphal entry, etc.) (Dutch: 'strooipenningen') Iconclass
480 symbolic representations, allegories and emblems ~ art; 'Arte' (Ripa) Iconclass
61E(BERLIN) names of cities and villages (BERLIN) Iconclass
Exposition Internationale de Bruxelles en 1910 : Salon international de la médaille contemporaine... : Groupe II: Beaux-Arts ; Classe 9B: Gravure en médailles (Bruxelles, Palais du Cinquantenaire, 01.05 - 15.11.1910) ; Catalogue / Victor Tourneur. - Brussel : Imprimerie A. Lesigne, 1910 (p. 31, nr. 66)
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