101035 | FRANCE. Caen. St. Stephen's Church bronze Medal.

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    101035  |  FRANCE. Caen. St. Stephen's Church bronze Medal. Issued 1862. Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe series (59mm, 86.33 g, 12h). By J. Wiener in Brussels and struck at the Geerts mint in Ixelles.

     

    Perspective view of the church exterior from the northeast; in two lines in exergue, EGLISE St ETIENNE / A CAEN / Perspective view of the church interior, looking eastward down the nave from just right of the centerline; to left, FONDÉE 1061 / PAR GUILLAUME / LE CONQUÉRANT; to right, CONSACRÉE 1066 / ACHEVÉE XIV SIECLE. Edge: Plain.

     

    Ross M249 (R1); van Hoydonck 191; Reinecke 38. Choice About Uncirculated. Mostly darker brown surfaces with a few lighter areas; a few scattered marks are noted.

     

    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 Jacob, 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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