The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Desiderius Erasmus
  • Quentin Metsys (1460 - 1530)
  • Desiderius Erasmus
  • Netherlands
  • 1519
  • Medal
  • Bronze
  • Diameter: 10.4 cm
  • Inscription: 'ER ٠ ROT ٠' (Erasmus of Rotterdam)
    Inscription: 'THN KPEITTΩ TA ΣYFFPAMMATA ΔEIξEI : IMAGO AD VIVAM EFFIGIE EXPRESSA' (The writings form a truer picture/this picture is made from the living image) and '1519'
    Inscription: 'CONCEDO/NULLI' (I give way to nobody)
    Inscription: 'OPA TEΛOΣ MAKPOY BIOY/MORS VLTIMA LINEA RERVM' (Look upon the end of a long life/death is the last frontier of things)
  • S401
  • Smoking Room
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • F. Carrand; acquired by the comte de Nieuwerkerke in 1868; acquired by Sir Richard Wallace in 1871.