- Museum number
Beaker of silver gilt, set with thirty-seven coins; one being in bottom. Last is a thaler of Augustus, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg, of 1660; remainder, in four rows, are pieces of 6 mariengroschen of the Dukes Rudolf August and Anton Ulrich, also of Ernst August, Bishop of Osnabrück, dated 1688 and 1689. Over one coin is plate engraved with shield with merchant's mark and letter, a crest, arm holding three arrows; ground between coins chased with scrolls; hallmark and maker's mark.
- Production date
1688-1689 (thirty-six coins)
1690 (circa; beaker)
Height: 14.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from Read and Tonnochy 1928, 'Catalogue of Silver Plate' (Franks Bequest):
For a tankard of the seventeenth century similarly set with coins, see F. Luthmer, 'Der Schatz des Freiherrn Karl von Rothschild', I, pl. 34. Frankfort on the Main, 1883.
Another, from Danzig, 1676, is figured, M. Rosenberg, 'Der Goldschmiede Merkzeichen', dritte erweiterts und illustrierte Auflage (3 Vols.). Frankfort on the Main, 1922-5., II, pl. 33 (no. 1566A); from the Neresheimer Collection at Munich.
- On display (G46/dc11)
- Exhibition history
2014-2015 16 Oct-25 Jan, London, BM, G35, Germany: Memories of a Nation
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number