101350 | BELGIUM. Luik (Liège). St. Lambert's bronze Méreau.

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    101350 | BELGIUM. Luik (Liège). Chapter of St. Lambert's Cathedral bronze Méreau or Communion Token. Dated 1653. Used for the receiving of food during feast day celebrations (20mm, 4.62 g, 3h).

     

    ANNIVERSAR, skull and crossbones / ECCLESIÆ LEODI, crossbones between two flames. Edge: Plain.

     

    De Renesse pl. LXXI, 3. Choice Very Fine. Mostly even brown surfaces, with some darker deposits in and around the devices. An ever-popular type.

     

    St. Lambert served at the Bishop of Maastricht and later, Liège, where he is celebrated as a martyr and patron saint, having defended the fidelity of marriage and not succumbing to Merovingian politics. Though buried at Maastricht, his successor, St. Hubertus, had his relics removed and enshrined at Liège.

     

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