101026 | BELGIUM. Bruxelles. Cathedral of Sts. Michel & Gudule bronze Medal.
101026 | BELGIUM. Bruxelles. Cathedral of Sts. Michel & Gudule bronze Medal. Issued 1845. Churches of Belgium series (50mm, 47.76 g, 12h). By J. Wiener in Bruxelles and struck at the Geerts mint in Ixelles.
DÉDIÉE A ST MICHEL ET A STE GUDULE PAR LAMBERT II COMTE DE LOUVAIN ET DE BRABANT 1047 HENRI I FAIT ACHEVER LE CHOEUR 1240 PHILIPPE LE BEAU PROCLÉ ROI DE CASTILLE 1506 LES TRAVAUX DE RESTAURATION COMMENCÉS 1839 SOUS LEOPOLD I / EGLISE COLLÉGIALE DE BRUXELLES, perspective view of the cathedral from the west-northwest / INTÉRIEUR / DE STE GUDULE, perspective interior view of the choir, from a point just left of center. Edge: Plain.
Ross M16; van Hoydonck 15; Reinecke 6. Gem Mint State. Glossy chocolate brown surfaces, with some alluring luster.
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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