Commemoration of the Augsburg Confession

In March 1521 Luther’s publications were forbidden by the Reichstag in Worms, and Luther himself was excommunicated after his defense in the presence of Emperor Charles V He finished his defense with the words

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1730, Balance in the hand of God, Bible and the Augsburg Confession

1730, Commemorating the bicentennial of the Augsburgs Confession: balance in the hand of God, Bible and the Augsburg Confession are in balance, on the rock in the background the lines: Unus spiritus, una veritas, una fides,/ one Spirit, one Truth, one Belief. Legend: Sec.uli Edit.tae Inv.variatae Aug:sburgensis Conf:essionis II.Ren:ovatae Memoria,/ special commemoration of the bicentennial on the delivery of the Augsburg Confession. Scripture:Amstel.odami MDCCXXX D.XXV IUN.ii Celebr:ata,/ celebrated in Amsterdam on June the 25th 1730. Reverse: five lines chronogram in latin: petra DIVInae VerItatIs hostI: bVs Infense petIta ManebIt nobIs In ConCVssa (The rock of the divine truth, heavily attacked by enemies, will be steadfast. In this chronogram the year of issue is hidden: M=1000, D=500, CC=200, 4xV=20 10xI =10, in total 1730. Medallist: Martinus Holtzhey, silver, 38 mm.

1730, Commemorating bicentennial Augsburgs Confession

1730, Commemorating the bicentennial of the Augsburgs Confession celebrated in Amsterdam: Luther delivers the confession into the hands of Emperor Charles V : Het twede iubelfeest ter overlevering der Augsburgse confessie, reverse: Flying angel with banner: Ik zag enen engel vligen midden door den hemel die had een ewig evangely, Openb.14:6 (Then I saw another angel flying overhead, with eternal good news.). Medallist:Willem de Wijs, silver 46 mm

1730, Commemorating the bicentennial of the Augsburg Confession

1730, Commemorating the bicentennial of the Augsburg Confession: bust of Luther, shields of seven Protestant states around: Confessores ac Defensores, Carol:o V. Caesari, in Comitiis Augustanis, D.XXV.I¬un:MDXXX. Veritat:em Profitent.es /The confessors and protectors of the truth before emperor Charles V on the Reichstag of Augsburg. 25 juni 1530. Reverse: Religion seated on the floor Papal Symbols: VERITA-TI TRIUMPHUS, Triumph of Truth, standing woman the Truth, on the r. Saturnus, sculpting the second jubilee in a piramyd. Subscription: Nummus Mnemonicus Secundi/ Iubilaei post Editam Aug:ustae Vind:elicorum Fidei/Conf:essionem Amstelod:ami MDCCXXX.D:XXV.IUN:Exc:udit./Medal commemorating the bicentennial of the Augsburg Confession, struck in Amsterdam, June the 25th 1730, Medallist: Martinus Holtzhey, silver, 62 mm.

1730, Father Time sets the bust of Luther

1730, Commemorating the bicentennial of the Augsburg Confession: Father Time sets the bust of Luther on an column: Strenuus veritatis vindicator,/Brave maintainer of the Truth. Legend: In aeternam memoriam,/In eternal commemoration. Scripture: Confessio Evangelica tradita Carolo V Imp.eratori Augustae Vindel.icorum MDXXX,/ The evangelical confession delivered to emperor Charles V in Augsburg, 1530. Reverse: Religion overcomes every attack, under her feet the papal symbols. Legend: Religio Victrix, Religion overcomes. Scripture: Seculum Augustana Confessionis Invariatae Secundum Amstelodami, MDCCXXX. D.XXV Iun. Celebr.atum,/ The celebration of the bicentennial of the Augsburg Confession in Amsterdam, june 25th 1730. Medallist: Martinus Holtzhey, silver, 49 mm.

1830, Religion, with bible and flame

1830, Commemorating the tricentennial of the Augsburg Confession. Scripture: Ter 300 jarige gedachtenisviering van de overgave der Augsburgsche geloofsbelijdenis op den 25sten juny 1830. Reverse: Religion, with bible and flame, indicating the bust of Luther, on the column the swan, a Lutheran symbol. Legend: Evangeliesch Lutersche Kerk in het Koningrijk der Nederlanden (Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Medallist: David van der Kellen Jr, silver 46 mm.

1930, Confessio Augustana Wittebergae MDXXX

1930, Commemorating the quadricentennial of the Augsburg Confession: Book: Confessio Augustana Wittebergae MDXXX, scripture in banner: Evangelisch Luthersche Gemeente Schiedam. Around the book a crown of honour. Legend: Commemorating the tricentennial of the Augsburg Confession 1530-1930, reverse: bust of Luther, scripture: Gods woord houdt stand in eeuwigheid (Your word, Lord, is eternal). Medallist:Jac.J van Goor, silver and bronze, 50 mm.

1930, De Nederlandsche Luthersche kerken

1930, Commemorating the quadricentennial of the Augsburg Confession: All well-known Dutch Lutheran Churches. Legend: De Nederlandsche Luthersche kerken 1930. Scripture of Mathesius: I honour in person and on behalf of the church, entrusted to me, these seven Christian princes and electors in cooperation with two cities that didn’t hesitate or feel ashamed to confess the Evangelical Truth: Mathesius. Reverse: Luther and Melanchton, scripture in banner: Si deus pro nobis quis contra nos,/ (As God is in favor of us, who will be against us? ):Vit. in silentio et spe erit fortitudo mea. The sentence: In silentio et spe erit fortitudo vestra,/ In quietness and hope will be your strength, is the title of a picture of Luther, 1521. Medallist: Maarten L. Pauw, silver and bronze, 60 mm.

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