DADLER, Sebastian / HOHN, Johann:
Germany, 1635, Silver, 56 mm
Obv: A young couple holding hands over an altar; on the sides, trees
with symbol of love; above the hands, a burning heart; above, the symbol of
the Holy Ghost in a radiant halo and two angels with flowers. LEGITIMO
THALAMI QUI DEXTRAS FOEDERE IUNGUNT: HOS DEUS OMNIMODA PROSPERITATE BEAT.
(Those Who Join Their Hands in Proper Marriage, the Lord Will Bless with
Prosperity in All Manner).
Rev: A five person family around a table praying before the meal.
Above, an inscription in Hebrew, "Jehovah" in a halo and the hand of
Providence watering a grapevine. Above the table, a semicircular arbor made
of grapevines. PROLETHORUM, VICTU MENSAM, VELAMINE CORP:[us]
ATQ[ue] OPERIT DRACHMAE GRANDINE TECTA DOM:[inus]
(The Lord Covers the Bed with Prosperity, the Table with Food, the Body with
Clothing, and the Roof of the House with a Hail of Money). ECCE SIC
BENEDICETUR VIR QUI TIMET IEHOVAM. (Lo, this Man Will Be Blessed Who
Fears the Lord).
Exergue: PRECE ET LABORE (With Prayer and Labor).
Signed: IH (rev.)
Ref: Wiecek 96, where this medal is listed as having been engraved by
Dadler with no signature present. There is, however, the signature IH
(Johann Hohn) on the reverse of this medal (apparently not noticed by Wiecek).
There are similar, but clearly not identical, medals listed in Maué
#101,102, both of which are signed S.D.; Europese Penningen # 843;
Sebastian Dadler executed several marriage medals, some
in conjunction with the German medallist Johann Hohn, and some with reverses
by Hohn. The obverse of this particular medal is by Dadler, the reverse is
likely by Hohn.