100975 | BELGIUM. Luik (Liège). St. Lambert's Cathedral bronze Méreau.

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    100975 | BELGIUM. Luik (Liège). Chapter of St. Lambert's Cathedral bronze Méreau or Communion Token. Dated 1653. Used for the receiving of food during feast day celebrations (21mm, 3.79 g, 10h).

     

    ANNIVERSAR, skull and crossbones / ECCLESIÆ LEODI, crossbones between two flames. Edge: Plain.

     

    De Renesse pl. LXXI, 3. Choice Extremely Fine. Deep brown surfaces with a slightly glossy nature; a few darker areas. Popular type.

     

    St. Lambert served at the Bishop of Maastricht and later, Liège, where he is celebrated as a martyr and patron saint, having defended the fidelity of marriage and not succumbing to Merovingian politics. Though buried at Maastricht, his successor, St. Hubertus, had his relics removed and enshrined at Liège.

     

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