100729 | GREAT BRITAIN. Lincoln Cathedral bronze Medal.
100729 | GREAT BRITAIN. Lincoln Cathedral bronze Medal. Issued 1857. Ecclesiastical Architectural series: The Cathedral in Lincoln (59mm, 91.69 g, 12h). By J. Wiener & Elkington and Co.
LINCOLN CATHEDRAL, perspective view of the cathedral / Ornate perspective view of the interior; in three lines in exergue, FOUNDED 1085. BUILT 1141. OFTEN REBUILT 1195-1250. SOUTH TRANSEPT 1306. Edge: A few light spots, otherwise plain.
Van Hoydonck 150; Reinecke 33; Taylor 7b; BHM 2591 (under 1856); Eimer 1504. Choice Mint State. Warm red-brown surfaces, with some underlying luster and a few light marks. Compare to a similar example in Stack's Coin Galleries 18 August 2009 auction, lot 6109 (which realized a hammer of $325 [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.