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100614 | SPAIN. Catedral de Santa María de Burgos bronze Medal.

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    100614 | SPAIN. Catedral de Santa María de Burgos bronze Medal. Issued 1867. Architectural series: The Cathedral in Burgos (59mm, 104.67 g, 12h). By J. Wiener in Brussels.


    CATEDRAL DE BURGOS, perspective frontal view of the cathedral / PRIMERA PIEDRA 20 DE JULIO DE 1221 / CONCLUSION EN EL SIGLO XV, ornate perspective interior view of the altar; in three lines in exergue. Edge: A few marks, otherwise plain.


    Van Hoydonck 220. Choice About Uncirculated. Green-brown surfaces, with some underlying luster, though a few rim bruises and contact marks in the reverse fields and rims are noted.


    With its initial stone being set in 1221, the cathedral at Burgos was constructed in the French Gothic tradition, being completed in the 15th century, though additional modifications and alterations would continue for a few more centuries. Within, there are numerous artistic and historical treasures, such as the tomb of El Cid and his wife, Doña Jimena, a Renaissance golden staircase designed by Diego de Siloé, and the Papamoscas—a bell-ringing and mouth-opening automaton, operating once each hour at the top of the hour.


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