101027 | BELGIUM. Tornai. Cathedral of Our Lady bronze Medal.
101027 | BELGIUM. Tornai. Cathedral of Our Lady bronze Medal. Issued 1849. Miscellaneous Architectural series (50mm, 55.72 g, 12h). By J. Wiener in Bruxelles.
Perspective view of the cathedral from the south-southwest / EGLISE DE NOTRE DAME CATHEDRALE A TOURNAY, blueprints of the cathedral. Edge: Plain.
Ross M51; van Hoydonck 50; Reinecke 16. Mint State. Charming reddish-brown surfaces, with some luster remaining; a few scattered marks are noted in the reverse field.
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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