101046 | BELGIUM. Liège. St. James's Church bronze Medal.

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    101046  |  BELGIUM. Liège. St. James's Church bronze Medal. Issued 1846. Churches of Belgium series (50mm, 46.76 g, 12h). By J. & L. Wiener in Bruxelles and struck at the Geerts mint in Ixelles.

     

    ÉGLISE DE ST JACQUES À LIEGE / FONDÉE PAR L'ÉVÊQUE BALDERIC 1016, perspective view of the church from the north-northwest / VUE / DU CHOEUR, perspective interior view of the choir, from a point directly down the center. Edge: Plain.

     

    Ross M19; van Hoydonck 18; Reinecke 10. Choice Mint State. Pleasing chocolate brown surfaces, with a good deal of lustrous brilliance.

     

    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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