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101002 | BELGIUM. Namur. St Aubin's Cathedral bronze Medal.

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    101002 | BELGIUM. Namur. St Aubin's Cathedral bronze Medal. Issued 1846. Churches of Belgium series (50mm, 52.59 g, 12h). By J. & L. Wiener in Bruxelles and struck at the Geerts mint in Ixelles.


    ÉGLISE CATHÉDRALE DE ST AUBAIN A NAMUR / RECONSTRUITE 1750 ACHEVÉE 1767 RENFERME LE MAUSOLÉE DE DON JUAN D'AUTRICHE, perspective view of the cathedral from the east-southeast / INTÉRIEUR DE LÉGLISE / ST AUBAIN, perspective interior view of the choir, from a point just right of center. Edge: Plain.


    Ross M25; van Hoydonck 22; Reinecke 13. Choice Mint State. Pleasing reddish-brown surfaces, with some underlying brilliance.


    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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