- Museum number
Silver medal. (whole)
Bust of Augustus Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, right, hair long and profuse, in armour and mantle with embroidered border. (obverse)
A monument raised amid piles of arms; on it lie a sword, truncheon, and ducal coronet; the pall covering it is inscribed. In the distance, on one side, is seen the storming of a camp, and on the other a pile of arms burning, amidst the smoke of which is a winged horse ascending to heaven. (reverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 44.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states:
Augustus Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-Bevern, commanded the troops of Luneburg and of Lower Saxony at the storming of the camp on the Schellenberg, where he was so severely wounded that he died before the conclusion of the battle.
The Horse is the badge of the Brunswick family, and is here furnished with wings to symbolize the ascent of the deceased Duke to heaven. Anthony Ulrick, the reigning Duke, caused this medal and Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states: p254.47 (registration no. M.8017) to be struck as memorials of his nephew. The die of the reverse of this one is much cracked, on which account, perhaps, the next one was substituted for it.
See Van Loon, Gerard, ‘Histoire Métallique des XVII. Provinces des Pays-Bas’, 5 vol. La Haye, 1732-1837 (fol) [There is also an edition in Dutch, but with different paging], IV. 420; Thesaurus Numismatum Modernorum hujus Seculi, &c., Norinbergiæ, 376.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Death of the Duke of Brunswick Bevern
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB2 (Medallic Illustrations 2) (253) (46)