Collection of Benjamin Weiss
DADLER, Sebastian / HOHN, Johann: Germany, ca.1636,
Silver, 69 mm
Obv: A couple standing with a child between. The man is holding a shovel
and the woman is holding a broom made of palm branches. Attached to the
broom is a drop spindle for spinning yarn. The hands of the couple are
joined with a padlock supporting a small altar with two burning hearts. CONIUGIUM
FOECUNDAT AMOR LABOR ATQ[ue] SECUNDAT: DITAT IDEM COELO GRATIA LAPSA
DEI. (Love and Work Make the Marriage Fertile and Lucky; the Favor of
the Lord Makes it Wealthy, Coming from Heaven).
Rev: In the background, a view of Gdansk. In foreground, palm trees with
fruit, between them two hands together, holding a flower. On the bottom, a
ring with two doves inside. On top, a symbol of the Holy Spirit in a radiant
halo. PALMA VELUT PALMAM CEU CASTA COLUMBA COLUMBUM: SIC VERO
CONIUX CONIUGEM AMORE COLAT. (Like the Palm of the Hand, the Fruit of
the Palm, like the Chaste Pigeon the Male Pigeon; this Way the Wife Shall
Honor the Man in Real Love).
Signed: SD IH on the shovel of the obverse.
Ref: Wiecek 101; Goppel 4030; Schmidt v. 23; Europese Penningen # 845;
Maué 152; Weiss BW029
This marriage medal is the joint work of Sebastian Dadler and
Johann Hohn, perhaps executed when working in Gdansk.