Numismatics

Medal of Charles V

Albrecht Dürer (design)
Hans Krafft (production)
Silver
Nuremberg (Germany)
1521
 

The city of Nuremberg commissioned this medal in honour of the recently elected Emperor Charles to commemorate his first Imperial Diet, due to be held there in 1521. Albrecht Dürer designed the medal and the die engraver Hans Krafft produced it. The young Charles—he was 20 years old at the time—is portrayed surrounded by the coats of arms of all of his dominions and accompanied by the emblem of the House of Habsburg, the eagle. The Diet was ultimately held in Worms instead of Nuremberg.

Catalogue

 

In this section of the catalogue you can learn about the coins that have existed through the ages, from the first pieces struck circa 600 BC to the ones used in the Late Modern Era. These objects are important testimonies of their day, providing information about the economy, politics, ideology and religious beliefs of the societies and cultures that issued them.

Denario Ibérico

Protohistory

            

As de Cesaraugusta, reverso

Hispano-Roman and Visigothic kingdom

           

Dobla de Muhammad XII

Middle Ages

           

Cien escudos de Felipe IV

Modern Era

               

tetradracma Ptolomeo II y Arsinoe

Egypt

          

Tetradracma de Messana

Greece