100723 | BELGIUM. Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Anvers bronze Medal.
100723 | BELGIUM. Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Anvers bronze Medal. Issued 1845. Ecclesiastical Architectural series: The Cathedral in Antwerp (50mm, 53.48 g, 12h). By J. Wiener.
CONSTRUITE 1458 LA FLÈCHE ÉLEVÉE 1517 TERMINÉE EN COURONNE IMPÉRIALE VERS 1521 SA HAUTEUR 128 MÊTRES (2 MÊTRES DE PLUS QUE LA TOUR DE STRASBOURG) LES NEFS INCENDIÉS 1533, IMMÉDIATE RECONSTRUITS AU NOMBRE DE 5 SACCAGÉE PAR LES INCONOCLASTES 1566 ET PAR LES RÉPUBLICAINS FRANÇAIS 1795, RESTAURÉE 1802 SOUS LE CONSULAT DE NAPOL: BONAPARTE RENFERME DES CHEFS-D'OEUVRE DE RUBENS / NOTRE-DAME À ANVERS, perspective view of the cathedral / Ornate perspective interior view of the nave. Edge: Plain.
Van Hoydonck 13; Reinecke 2. Choice Mint State. Deep brown surfaces, with a good deal of underlying luster. Compare to a similar example in Stack's Coin Galleries 18 August 2009 auction, lot 6008 (which realized a hammer of $300 [plus buyer's fee]).
From what is today eastern Netherlands and western Germany, the Wieners were a Jewish family of exceptional medalists, especially known for numerous numismatic works throughout the Kingdom of Belgium. Eldest brother Jacob, along with younger brothers Leopold and Charles, created some of the finest works of medallic art of the 19th century, and all are particularly noted for their work in the highly detailed and intricate work of architectural renderings.
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