101021 | BELGIUM. Tongeren. Basilica of Our Lady bronze Medal.
101021 | BELGIUM. Tongeren. Basilica of Our Lady bronze Medal. Issued 1846. Churches of Belgium series (50mm, 51.00 g, 12h). By J. & L. Wiener in Bruxelles and struck at the Geerts mint in Ixelles.
FONDÉE PAR ST MATERNE, AGRANDIE PAR ST SERVAIS, DÉVASTÉE PAR LES HUNS, RÉTABLIE PAR LE DUC OGER SOUS CHARLEMAGNE 799, CONSACRÉE PAR LÉON 111 LE 9 MAI 804, RECONSTRUITE 1240, RESTAURÉE 1848 / ÉGLISE NOTRE DAME À TONGRES, perspective view of the basilica from the northwest / Perspective interior view of the choir, from a point directly down the center. Edge: Slight bruise at 5h on the reverse; otherwise plain.
Ross M17; van Hoydonck 16; Reinecke 14. Gem Mint State. Deep chocolate brown surfaces, with a light glossy 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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