Antique 17th century German Nürnberg - Nuremberg pewter relief plate
KAISERTELLER circa 1630 of Ferdinand II (9 July 1578 – 15 February
1637). At the centre is a medallion depicting the Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand II Habsburg on horseback with a legend: FERDINAND: II.
DG.RO: IM: S: A:
At the rim are eleven numbered oval cartouches bordered by mannerist
strap work and interspersed with grotesque masks, each containing a
mounted equestrian figure of the Emperor from the House of Hapsburg
with his name in the legend as follow.
1. RUDOLPH. I.
2. ALBERT: I.
3. FRIDER III
4. ALBERT. II.
5. FRIDER. IIII
6. MAXIMI. I.
7. CAROL. V.
8. FERDIN: I.
Condition: Some imperfections on the reverse of the rim, and an old
defect with a very small hole on the centre. The plate shows usage and
age patina, on the reverse are turning marks.
Diameter: 18.7 cm (7 3/8 in).
Weight: 387 g (13 5/8 oz)