'Conrad Peutinger of Nuremberg'
Hans Schwarz (1492-after 1521)
Brass, cast; uniface
Museum no. 169-1867
This is one of the 25 medals that Schwarz made at Augsburg in 1518. All show visitors attending the Imperial Diet, the meeting of the ruling body of the Holy Roman Empire. The commission made Schwarz's reputation as the first German medallist. The naturalistic, even unflattering, likeness is characteristically German.
Legend in Latin, 'Konrad Peutinger lawyer aged 52'.