101001 | BELGIUM. Tornai. Cathedral of Our Lady bronze Medal.
101001 | BELGIUM. Tornai. Cathedral of Our Lady bronze Medal. Issued 1846. Churches of Belgium series (50mm, 50.68 g, 12h). By J. & L. Wiener in Bruxelles and struck at the Geerts mint in Ixelles.
FONDÉE PAR ST PIAT VERS 295, RAVAGÉE PAR LES VANDALES, RECONSTST À L'ÉPOQUE MÉROVINGIENNE LE CHOEUR OGIVAL ÉLEVÉ 1110, VOÛTÉ PAR L'ÉVE ÉTIENNE 1198, TERMÉE PAR WALTER DE MARVIS 1242 LA 1RE PIERRE DE LA RESTAUR: INTÉRRE POSÉE 1840, DE LA RESION EXTÉRRE 1841 / ÉGLISE CATHÉDRALE À TOURNAY, perspective view of the cathedral from the northwest / Perspective interior view of the nave, from a point just right of center. Edge: Plain.
Ross M23; van Hoydonck 21; Reinecke 17. Mint State. Warm chocolate brown surfaces, with a charming light brilliance; some minor marks in the fields are noted for completeness.
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 Jacques, 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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