Historical and Commemorative Medals
Collection of Benjamin Weiss

DAVID AND JONATHAN

WERMUTH, Christian: Germany, ca.1700, Silver, 44 mm
Obv: David and Jonathan clasping hands, each holding a shield inscribed with   DAVID  and  JONATHAN, respectively.     ICH WIL AN DIR THUN WAS DEIN HERTZ BEGEHRT. (I Will Do What Your Heart Desires)  1.SAM.20.V.4. (Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do it for thee)
Exergue:
WIE DIESRZWEY SEYUNSERETREU. (Our Loyalty Will Be like These Two)
Rev: Woman cutting an "F" in a palm tree VERGIESDEINRS FREUNDES NICHT. (Donít Forget about Your Friend)
Exergue: ZUM STEHTSWEREN DEN ANDENKN. (To the Everlasting Memory)

Signed:  C.W.
Ref: Forrer vol. VI, p. 441;  Weiss BW579

LINK to painting  David and Jonathan by Rembrandt van Rijn (from Artchive)

 

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