100757 | BELGIUM. Prison civile et militaire d'Anvers bronze Medal.
100757 | BELGIUM. Prison civile et militaire d'Anvers bronze Medal. Issued 1856. Correctional Architectural series: The Opening of the Jail in Antwerp (Anvers/Antwerpen) (50mm, 51.08 g, 12h). By J. Wiener.
MAISON DE SURETÉ CIVILE ET MILITAIRE À ANVERS, façade of the jail; legend in five lines in exergue / RÈGNE DE LEOPOLD I ROI DE BELGES / 1853 - 1856, view of the blueprints of the jail. Edge: Plain.
Van Hoydonck 145; Reinecke 79. Mint State. Dark brown surfaces with some pleasing brilliance; a few scattered marks and spots.
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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