- Museum number
Silver medal. (whole)
Bust of John Lasco, right, in cap and clerical dress. (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): “John Lasco, or à Lasco, a Polish nobleman of high rank, born in 1499, resided for some time with Erasmus at Basle. He adopted the tenets of Zuinglius. At the invitation of Cranmer he paid a short visit to England in 1548. He returned to this country 13 May, 1550, and was appointed superintendent of the German and other foreign congregations in London. In 1552 he was one of the commissioners to frame ecclesiastical laws for the kingdom. After the accession of Mary he embarked at Gravesend 15 Sept. 1553, with 175 of his congregation; having in vain tried to settle in Denmark, they were, after great hardships, received at Emden. John Lasco returned to Poland, and ultimately died at Frankfort 13 Jan. 1560, after a short illness.”
See Gaetani, Pier Antonio, Count., ‘Museum Mazzuchellianum seu Numismata Virorum doctrina præstantium, &c.’ I. Pl. lxvii. 8.
The British Museum also has a bronze example with the same registration no.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB1 (Medallic Illustrations 1) (66) (7)