Here we have a medal in what appears to be some type of "gold" finish struck for the Bicentenary of the Naumburg Convention. We do not believe it is solid gold, just a gold looking finish. It's a stunning medal, rare and vintage.
Overall in very good / excellent condition, especially considering its over 290 years old!
Size: Approximately 21mm (3/4 inch in diameter)
Obverse Description: Conjoined busts of Martin Luther and Philipp Malanchthon right.
Obverse Legend: D. MARTIN . LVTHER . PHILIPP . MELANCHTHON
Translation: (Dr Martin Luther and Phillip Malanchthon)
Reverse Description: The ark of the covenant with two angels fanning a pillar of fire so that it shines brighter amongst the clouds of
Reverse Legend: FOLGT DIESEM LICHT SO IRRT IHR NICHT
Reverse Translation: (Follow this light so that you are not hurt.)
Reverse Exergue: A C ZWEI GED 1730
Exergue Translation: (Ausburg Confession Memory Second Adversary 1730) or
(second anniversary of the surrender of the Augsburg Confession)