100341 | BELGIUM. Luik (Liège) St. Lambert's Cathedral bronze Méreau.

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    100341 | BELGIUM. Luik (Liège). Chapter of St. Lambert's Cathedral bronze Méreau or Communion Token. Dated 1686. Used for the receiving of food during feast day celebrations (20mm, 4.76 g, 11h).

     

    ANNIVERSARIVM, skull and crossbones / ECCLESI LEODI, crossbones between two flames. Edge: Plain, though a few inconsequential stress marks.

     

    De Renesse pl. LXXII, 5. Extremely Fine. Red-brown surfaces, some typical lamination. Popular type.

     

    St. Lambert served at the Bishop of Maastricht and later, Liège, where he is celebrated as a martyr and patron saint, having defended the fidelity of marriage and not succumbing to Merovingian politics. Though buried at Maasticht, his successor, St. Hubertus, had his relics removed and enshrined at Liège.

     

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