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Title: Agricultural medals
Item Name: Agriculture
Maker: Lorenz, H. & Steinle, E.

Description:

Two lead(?) medals, copper coloured surface, relating to an international agricultural exhibition in Hamburg, Germany in 1863. The obverse depicts a crowned woman on a throne, holding a wreath and a sceptre, with a plough a plough in the foreground. Agricultural produce such as wheat and grapes around her. The design is enclosed in an arched border, with the artist and engraver's details near the edge - 'H. Lorenz Fec.' and E. Steinle Inv.' Legend around the outer edge: - Internationale + Landwirthschaftliche + Ausstellung + Zu + Hamburg + 1863. The reverse has elaborate scrolls and a coat of arms, set within the same arched border as the obverse. Inscription in German - 'Der + Freien + Stadt + Hamburg + Gestiftet + Vor + Burgern' (the free state of Hamburg, presented by the Burghers).


Year: 1863
Materials: lead; copper alloy
Measurements: Diam:7.8cm
ID_Number: ERYMS (BAG) : 1998.456

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