'Matthaeus Metzger', medal

'Matthaeus Metzger', medal

Matthaeus Metzger
Medal
Friedrich Hagenauer (active 1525-46)
Southern Germany
1527
Lead, cast; uniface
Museum no. A.383-1910
Salting Bequest

This sitter was a representative and employee of the Hochstetters, a merchant family in Ulm. The inscription surrounding the portrait translates 'Matthaeus Metzger's appearance at 24 years old', so presumably it marks his birthday or some other significant event in his life.