101022 | BELGIUM. Gent. St. Bavo's Cathedral bronze Medal.
101022 | BELGIUM. Gent. St. Bavo's Cathedral bronze Medal. Issued 1846. Churches of Belgium series (50mm, 46.34 g, 12h). By J. & L. Wiener in Bruxelles and struck at the Geerts mint in Ixelles.
CONSACRÉE À ST JEAN JUSQUE 1540, LA CRYPTE CONSTRUITE 941, LE CHOEUR 1274, LA TOUR 1462 CÉLÈBRE PAR LE BAPTÈME DE CHARLES QUINT 1500 PAR DEUX CHAPITRES DE LA TOISON D'OR 1445 ET 1559 PAR DES CHEFS-D'OEUVRE DE JEAN ET HUBERT VAN EYCK D'OTTO VENIUS DE RUBENS DE DUQUESNOY / ÉGLISE ST BAVON À GAND, perspective view of the cathedral from the west / Perspective interior view of the choir, from a point just left of center. Edge: Plain.
Ross M18; van Hoydonck 17; Reinecke 9. Gem Mint State. Dark 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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