Obverse: Five protesting princes. Reverse: Five protesting princes in the middle a "Bürgermeister" as representative of the fourteen, also protesting, cities, holding hands over an open Bible.

300th Anniversary of the Protest at Speyer April 19, 1529

Modeled by Gottfried Bernhard Loos, and (modeled by) Christoph Carl Pfeuffer, Royal Prussian Iron Foundry, Berlin

19829

This medal commemorates the 300th anniversary of the imperial diet held in Speyer in 1529 at which five Lutheran princes issued a strong protest against the anti-Lutheran measures of Emperor Carl V as he sought to reverse the policy of religious tolerance adopted in 1526. The word Protestant orginated from this incident.