Historical and Commemorative Medals
Collection of Benjamin Weiss


DADLER, Sebastian: Germany, 1634, Silver, 57 mm
Obv: The assumption of the Holy Mary; ornate architecture in bottom background    SOL MICAT, ET SIGNO SACRATAE VIRGINIS ARDET ET NOVA COMMONSTRANT REGIBUS ASTRA VIAM. (The Sun Shined Brightly and Burns under the Sign of the Holy Virgin and the New Stars Show the Way to the Queen)
Rev: Coronation of the Holy Mary depicted by Mary being crowned by Jesus, the Father and the Holy Ghost. In background are church buildings divided by a river with a bridge over it.    EN REGIS MATER MAIOR DIADEMATE REGNI FIT MATER REGNI FILIA, SPONSA, PARENS. (Behold, the Mother of the King, Made Greater by the Crown of the Reign, Becomes the Mother of the Empire, the Daughter, and Fiancée)
Signed:  SD
Very rare
Ref: Wiecek 90;  Maué 142;  Weiss BW413

According to traditional Christian theology, the Assumption is the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into heaven after her death. The reverse scene depicts Mary being crowned by the Trinity, the Christian doctrine of the union of three divine figures: the Father (God), the Son (Jesus of Nazareth) and the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit; the Third of the Christian Trinity).

LINK to the painting Assumption of the Virgin by Peter Paul Rubens (from Web Gallery of Art)

LINK to the painting The Assumption of the Virgin by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (from Olga's Gallery).