101051 | SPAIN. Toledo. Primate Cathedral of St. Mary bronze Medal.

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    101051 | SPAIN. Toledo. Primate Cathedral of St. Mary bronze Medal. Issued 1865. Issues paralleling the Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe series (59mm, 94.60 g, 12h). By Ch. Wiener in Brussels.


    CATEDRAL DE TOLEDO 525 POR S EUGENIO, REEFICADA EN EL STYLO GOTICO EN EL XIIIº SIGLO. ARQUITº Pº PEREZ, perspective view of the cathedral exterior from the southwest, from the vantage point of the Plaza del Ayuntamiento / Perspective interior view. Edge: A few light marks as made, otherwise plain.


    Ross pp. 20-1, fig. 7. Gem Mint State. Pleasing reddish-brown surfaces, with a good deal of brilliance. A rather scarce offering not from Jacob, but instead from Charles, done in the style of the former's "Most Remarkable" series.


    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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