450th Anniversary of the First Lithuanian Book by Martynas Mažvydas
The creator of this medal, Petras REPŠYS, explains:
AVERSAL (devoted to the first Lithuanian book)
On the legend: CATECHISMUSA PRASTY SZADEI
A view of Karaliaučius; the hand in the sky is holding the Catechism. Two lions are bearing the coats of arms of the Prussian Dukedom and Karaliaučius. To the left of the lion there is an Exile.
REVERSAL (devoted to Martynas Mažvydas)
On the legend: MARTYNAS
Stars ask for the rain and a man for eternity
Words through work and prayer
Panegyric for Martynas Mažvydas, by Sigitas Geda
A Renaissance arch with the panorama of Vilnius in the background. On the left over the arch there's an angel holding the Lithuanian coat of arms. On the right there's a woman holding the Vilnius coat of arms. The words on the coat of arms Unitas (Unity), Justitia (Justice), Spes (Hope) are expressed by a fascine, balance, and anchor.
Below on the left there's a woman holding a snake in her right hand which is swallowing its tail ( Eternity); on the right side another woman, holding in her right hand a crown, and in her left a pyramid (Glory).
In the middle a young man is sitting at a table and writing. There's a cock and a candle on the table (Labour).