100379 | BELGIUM. Luik (Liège). Chapter of St. Lambert's bronze Méreau.

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    100379 | BELGIUM. Luik (Liège). Chapter of St. Lambert's Cathedral bronze Méreau or Communion Token. Struck late 17th century. Used for the receiving of food during feast day celebrations (22mm, 4.86 g, 6h).

     

    ANNIVERSARIUM, skull and crossbones / ECCLESI LEODI, crossbones between two flames. Edge: Plain.

     

    De Renesse pl. LXXII, 6. Choice extremely fine. Attractive brown surfaces, some typical minor striking weakness, with a few light deposits. Popular type.

     

    Ex HJR Collection.

     

    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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