100732 | ITALY. Duomo di Siena bronze Medal.
100732 | ITALY. Duomo di Siena bronze Medal. Issued 1860. Ecclesiastical Architectural series: The Duomo in Siena (59mm, 81.82 g, 12h). By J. Wiener.
DUOMO DI SIENA, frontal view of the cathedral / DUOMO COMINCIATO DA GIO. DI NICCOLO PISANO 1245 / FACCIATA 1339–1380 / PRIMA CHIESA FONDATA INTORNO AL 1039, ornate perspective view of the interior. Edge: Pain.
Van Hoydonck 176; Reinecke 51. Choice Mint State. Deep red-brown surfaces, with a brilliant luster. Attractive architectural type. Compare to a similar example in Stack's Coin Galleries 18 August 2009 auction, lot 6132 (which realized a hammer of $400 [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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