101024 | BELGIUM. Antwerpen. Cathedral of Our Lady bronze Medal.
101024 | BELGIUM. Antwerpen. Cathedral of Our Lady bronze Medal. Issued 1845. Churches of Belgium series (50mm, 54.02 g, 12h). By J. & L. Wiener in Bruxelles and struck at the Geerts mint in Ixelles.
CONSTRUITE 1458 LA FLÈCHE ÉLEVÉE 1517 TERMINÉE EN COURONNE IMPÉRIALE VERS 1521 SA HAUTEUR 128 MÊTRES (2 MÊTRES DE PLUS QUE LA TOUR DE STRASBOURG) LES NEFS INCENDIÉS 1533, IMMÉDIATE RECONSTRUITS AU NOMBRE DE 5 SACCAGÉE PAR LES INCONOCLASTES 1566 ET PAR LES RÉPUBLICAINS FRANÇAIS 1795, RESTAURÉE 1802 SOUS LE CONSULAT DE NAPOL: BONAPARTE RENFERME DES CHEFS–D'OEUVRE DE RUBENS / NOTRE–DAME À ANVERS, frontal view of the cathedral from the west-northwest / Perspective interior view of the nave, from a point just right of center. Edge: Plain.
Ross M14; van Hoydonck 13; Reinecke 2. Choice Mint State. Warm brown surfaces; some lighter cleaning marks near the area of the roof are noted on the reverse.
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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