Circular medallion; gaming piece; boxwood; middle-aged man (Wilhalm Hertzo?) in profile to left; wears broad-brimmed flat hat; long straight hair cut across forehead; fur tippet and chain; moulded edge; modern back; inscribed.
This object was collected by Anselm von Rothschild and bequeathed to the British Museum by Ferdinand Anselm Rothschild.
How big is it?
5.4 cm wide, 5.9 cm high, 1 cm deep, and it weighs 10g
Detailed Curatorial Notes
Provenance: Probably Baron Anselm von Rothschild, Vienna, by 1866 ( probably cat no. 62).
Similar insciption on back to Trusted cat.193, attributed to circle of Hans Kels in Augsburg.
- Charles Hercules Read, 'The Waddesdon Bequest: Catalogue of the Works of Art bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, M.P., 1898', London, 1902, no. 247
- O.M. Dalton, 'The Waddesdon Bequest', 2nd edn (rev), British Museum, London, 1927, no.247.
- Read 1902: Read, Charles Hercules, The Waddesdon Bequest. Catalogue of the Works of Art Bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, M.P., 1898, London, BMP, 1902
- Dalton 1927: Dalton, Ormonde Maddock, The Waddesdon Bequest : jewels, plate, and other works of art bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild., London, BMP, 1927
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