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The Roman emperor Valens pours money into a coffer; an officer is arrested and led to prison. Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.

Murer, Christoph, 1558-1614.
Date
1622

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Description

This image accompanies a scene in Murer's play in which the Emperor Valens sacks an officer who has been embezzling the state for his refusal to accept the Arian doctrine. Rordorf interpreted the scene otherwise: the officer was dismissed because of his embezzlement. For a full explanation, see T. Vignau-Wilberg, ibid., p. 98

Lettering

Fiscus. CM.

Publication/Creation

Zurich : Johann Rudolf Wolf, 1622.

Physical description

1 print : etching.

Publications note

For detailed information on Murer's series, see: Thea Vignau-Wilberg, 'Christoph Murer und die "XL. Emblemata miscella nova"' (Bern : Benteli Verlag, 1982)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26679i

Language

  • Latin


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