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The Conversion of Paul the Apostle

394, Lot: 626. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY. Late 16th century. AR Medal (40mm, 26.23 g, 12h). The Conversion of Paul the Apostle. By Michael Hohenauer. × ORGANV ° ELECTV ° EST ° MIHI ° ISTE ° VI ° PORTET ° NOMEN ° MEV ° CORA ° GENTIB’, draped bust of Paul left, set on tablet inscribed °PAWLVS°; all set on branches; °ACT° °9° across field / × GA ° I ° SVPRA ° MOD ° PSEQBAP ° ECCLE ° DE × AC ° 9 ° SAVL ° SAVL ° Q D ° ME ° PERSEQRIS, Scene of Saul’s conversion on the road to Damascus, set on tablet inscribed SAVLVS; all set on branches. Forrer, p. 517-9; cf. Donebauer 4386; Katz 122; Enzenberg Collection (Helbing, 15 November 1934), lot 52. Good VF, a few minor field marks. An attractive original strike. Rare.


Ex Classical Numismatic Group 91 (19 September 2012), lot 1649; Künker 194 (26 September 2011), lot 3149; Künker 92 (22 June 2004), lot 1856.

Forrer (III, p. 528) notes that medals given to H. Magdeburger, master of the Annaberg & Friedberg mints in Saxony, are incorrectly attributed, and rather belong to the Austrian engraver Michael Hohenauer.