100429 | BELGIUM. Luik (Liège). Bishop C. R. A. van Bommel bronze Medal.
100429 | BELGIUM. Luik (Liège). Bishop Cornelius Richard Anton van Bommel bronze Medal. Issued 1852. The Bishop's Achievements/St. Paul's Cathedral (74mm, 177.53 g, 12h). By L. & J. Wiener.
C R A VAN BOMMEL EPISC LEOD SS DD PRÆL DOM ET SOL PONT ASSIST LUGD BAT NAT MDCCXC OBIIT MDCCCLII LAUDIBUS CLARUS, mantled bust left, wearing zucchetto / ECCLES LIBERTAT IN CLERICIS INSTITUEND PROPUGNATOR / RELIGIOSAR FAMILIAR PIAR SODALITAT OMNIGEN BONOR OP FAUTOR / DE JUVENTUTE RITE RELIGIOSEQ INFORMANDA DE SALUTE ANIMAR PROCURANDA INDEF SOLLICITUS / DECORIS ECCLESIAR CULTUSQ SS EUCH ET B V M A C DISCIPLINÆ CLERICALIS PROMOTOR, ornate perspective interior view of the choir; in two lines in exergue, FELICI BENE MERENTIS / MEMORIÆ. Edge: Plain.
Von Hoydonck 98; Guioth II 101. Choice Mint State. Deep mahogany surfaces, with an alluring prooflike brilliance and radiance; a few inconsequential spots are noted merely for completeness. Far superior to other examples commonly featuring a high degree of spotting and oxidation.
Ex World Art Medals 15 (7 March 1986).
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