101033 | GERMANY. Magdeburg. Cathedral of Magdeburg bronze Medal.
101033 | GERMANY. Magdeburg. Cathedral of Magdeburg bronze Medal. Issued 1865. Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe series (59mm, 95.94 g, 12h). By J. Wiener in Brussels and struck at the Geerts mint in Ixelles.
DOM ZU MAGDEBURG, perspective view of the cathedral exterior from the northwest / GRUNSTEIN GELEGT 1209 / EINGEWEIHT 1363, interior view of the cathedral looking down the nave toward the apse, from a position slightly left of the nave centerline. Edge: Plain.
Ross M271 (R1); van Hoydonck 210; Reinecke 29. Mint State. Tan-brown surfaces, with a few darker areas and some muted brilliance. Compare to a similar example in Stack's Coin Galleries (18 August 2009), lot 6167 (which sold for a total of $517.50).
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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