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Inscription

across center in Gothic script: Stricke des To- / des hatten mich umb- / fangen, und angst der hel- / len hatten mich troffen. Ich / tham in jammer und noch. / Aber ich rieff an den name des / herrn. O herr errette meine / seele. Und du hast meine see- / le aus dem tod gerisse, meine / augen von den threnen, / und meinen fuess vom / gleitte. Psal:116. / [final stop is an elaborate floral/leaf design]

Provenance

Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his heirs; purchased with the entire Dreyfus collection 9 July 1930 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold 31 January 1944 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[1] gift 1957 to NGA.

Bibliography
2007
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 2:no. 735, repro.