Medal of Charles V

Medalla de Carlos V Pulse para ampliar

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

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.


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