100724 | BELGIUM. Co-Cathédrale collégiale des Ss-Michel & Gudule bronze Medal
100724 | BELGIUM. Co-Cathédrale collégiale des Ss-Michel et Gudule bronze Medal. Issued 1845. Ecclesiastical Architectural series: The Cathedral in Brussels (50mm, 63.61 g, 12h). By J. Wiener.
DÉDIÉE A ST MICHEL ET A STE GUDULE PAR LAMBERT II COMTE DE LOUVAIN ET DE BRABANT 1047 HENRI I FAIT ACHEVER LE CHOEUR 1240 PHILIPPE LE BEAU PROCLÉ ROI DE CASTILLE 1506 LES TRAVAUX DE RESTAURATION COMMENCÉS 1839 SOUS LEOPOLD I, perspective view of the cathedral; in two lines in exergue, EGLISE COLLÉGIALE / DE BRUXELLES / INTÉRIEUR / DE STE GUDULE, ornate perspective interior view of the nave and choir. Edge: Minor rim bruise, otherwise plain.
Van Hoydonck 15; Reinecke 6. Choice About Uncirculated. Rich red-brown surfaces, with some muted luster Compare to a similar example in Album 23 (10 September 2015), lot 2323 (which realized a hammer of $190 [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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