- Museum number
Silver medal. (whole)
Bust of Martin Bucer, left, in clerical gown. (obverse)
- Production date
- 1720 (circa)
Diameter: 27.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 1, published in 1885, states:
One of Dassier's series of the Protestant Reformers.
Hawkins states (1885): “Martin Kuhhorn or Bucer was born in 1491 at Schelestadt in Alsace. He resided chiefly at Strasburg as minister and professor, and was conspicuous for his moderation and pacific views. He came to England with Fagius in 1549, by the invitation of Cranmer, and was made Professor of Divinity at Cambridge, where he died 28 February, 1550-51. He was buried in Great St. Mary's Church, Cambridge; but his remains were taken up and burnt with those of Fagius, 6 Feb. 1556-7.”
See Van Mieris, Frans, ‘Histori der Nederlandsche Vorsten’, &c., Gravenhaage, 1732-1735, III. 261; Gaetani, Pier Antonio, Count., ‘Museum Mazzuchellianum seu Numismata Virorum doctrina præstantium, &c.’ I. Pl. lxi. 3.
The British Museum also holds a bronze example of this medal - registration no. G3.13.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB1 (Medallic Illustrations 1) (82) (41)