101045 | NORWAY. Trondheim. Nidaros (St. Olaf's) Cathedral bronze Medal.

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    101045 | NORWAY. Trondheim. Nidaros (St. Olaf's) Cathedral bronze Medal. Issued 1862. Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe series (59mm, 87.11 g, 12h). By J. Wiener in Brussels and struck at the Geerts mint in Ixelles.

     

    ST OLAFS DOMKIRKE I TRONDHJEM, perspective view of the church exterior from the northeast / FORTSAETTELSE OG FULDENDELSE 1268–1280 / BRAND 1328.1531.1719. PLAN TIL GJENOPBYGGELSE 1859 / GRUNDLAGT 1160. STANDSNING ARBEIDET 1180, perspective view of the church interior looking eastward down the nave toward the apse from an eyepoint just to the right of the centerline of the nave. Edge: Plain.

     

    Ross M245 (R3); van Hoydonck 192; Reinecke 53. Choice Mint State. Light reddish-brown surfaces, with a good deal of lustrous brilliance. A scarcer issue from this series, and the only representative from Scandinavia.

     

    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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