today marks the start of Epiphany when the visit of the magi is remembered
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Lot 314 Date of Auction: 13th September 2017 - Sold for £220
Coins and Historical Medals from the Collection formed by the late Revd. Charles Campbell DANZIG, New Year, 1635, a cast silver-gilt medal by S. Dadler, Jesus holding orb, surrounded by clouds, iesvs sein wort, etc, legend in two lines, rev. ein reiner glavb, etc, the Three Wise Men bearing gifts attend Jesus, 54mm, 39.02g (Maue 107; Wiecek 97; Gumowski 24). Light graffiti in reverse field, otherwise good fine, very rare £200-300
He was a native of Strasbourg; appointed goldsmith to the court of Augsburg. Worked at various times at Nuremburg, Hamburg and Dresden.
From 1634 Sebastian Dadler lived and worked in Gdansk/Danzig , which at that time belonged to the Kingdom of Poland. Here he married Margarethe Neumann for the second time in 1647.