100386 | BELGIUM. Léopold I bronze Medal.
100386 | BELGIUM. Léopold I bronze Medal. Dated 1858. The Fête des Écoles (65mm, 140.25 g, 12h). By C. Jéhotte in Brussels.
LEOPOLD I ROI DES BELGES, bare head left / Allegory of Belgium seated facing on throne, extending arms; lion to left, cherub to right, cradling tablet with constitution; in foreground around, allegorical representations of the populace: the arts, sciences, history, industry, and agriculture; in three lines in exergue, FÊTE DES ÉCOLES / 25 SEPT 1858 / ARR R 4 SEPT CH ROGIER MIN DE L'INT. Edge: Plain.
Victoria Museum Coll. 34543. Gem Mint State. Rich chocolate brown surfaces, with a brilliant underlying luster and cartwheel radiance; inconsequential rim bruise near 4h. Rare.
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