100730 | FRANCE. Cathédrale Saint-Front de Périgueux bronze Medal.
100730 | FRANCE. Cathédrale Saint-Front de Périgueux bronze Medal. Issued 1858. Ecclesiastical Architectural series: The Cathedral in Périgueux (59mm, 82.40 g, 12h). By J. Wiener.
ÉGLISE DE SAINT FRONT A PÉRIGUEUX, perspective view of the cathedral; in three lines in exergue, CHOEUR ET ABSIDE XIV SIÈCLE / RESTAURATION COMMENCEE / 1854 ABADIE ARCH / Ornate perspective view of the interior; ANCIENNE EGLISE 984-1047 / EGLISE ACTUELLE / XI AU XII SIÈCLE. Edge: Pain.
Van Hoydonck 157; Reinecke 42. Choice Mint State. Deep brown surfaces, with some underlying luster. Compare to a similar example in Stack's Coin Galleries 18 August 2009 auction, lot 6115 (which realized a hammer of $375 [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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