100725 | BELGIUM. Église Saint-Jacques à Liège bronze Medal.
100725 | BELGIUM. Église Saint-Jacques à Liège bronze Medal. Issued 1846. Ecclesiastical Architectural series: The Church in Liège (50mm, 49.07 g, 12h). By J. Wiener.
ÉGLISE DE ST JACQUES / À LIEGE, perspective view of the cathedral; in two lines in exergue, FONDÉE PARLÉVÊQUE BALDERIC / 1016 / Ornate perspective interior view of the choir. Edge: Some laquering, otherwise plain.
Van Hoydonck 18; Reinecke 10. Mint State. Light red-brown surfaces, with some luster remaining; a few spots of light laquering. Compare to a similar example in Stack's Coin Galleries 18 August 2009 auction, lot 6012 (which realized a hammer of $256 [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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