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Old 16th October 2011, 06:44 PM   #27
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Two relatively early samples, both sold at Galerie Koller, Zurich, a few years ago.

The first ca. 1540, probably depicting Hercules and the lion; the second ca. 1555, engraved with a votive motif of a Landsknecht pledging allegiance to Christ, which we often find on breast plates of the same period.
The third ca. 1580, engraved with a female figure holding a sword.

Probably none of them was made in Nuremberg.

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