100410 | GREAT BRITAIN. York silvered bronze Medal.
100410 | GREAT BRITAIN. York silvered bronze Medal. Issued 1854. York Cathedral (59mm, 86.78 g, 12h). By J. Wiener; manufactured by Messrs. Elkington & Co.
View of the cathedral in perspective; in six lines in exergue, YORK CATHEDRAL / BUILT 630-642, BURNT 1069, / REBUILT 1070, AGAIN BURNT 1137. / RECONSTRUCTED 1171-1361, / RESTORATION FINISHED / 1832 / Ornate perspective interior view of the choir. Edge: Plain.
BHM 2558 var. (bronze); Eimer 1508 var. (silver & bronze); von Hoydonck 112. Choice Mint State. Extremely lustrous, with an attractive russet and burnt sienna tone near the peripheries and around the devices, putting the relief into even more contrast; a few light hairlines and marks in the field are noted merely for completeness.
The York Cathedral is the largest of England's medieval cathedrals, having been constructed in its modern form during the 13th-15th centuries. Containing an immense amount of stained glass, the church is famous for its 'Five Sisters' window, for which each lancet is over 53 feet high, as well as its Great East Window––the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the country.
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