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102042 | GERMANY. Kaiser Dom in Speyer bronze Medal.

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    102042  |  GERMANY. Kaiser Dom in Speyer bronze Medal. Issued 1860. Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe series (59mm, 91.42 g, 12h). By J. Wiener in Brussels and struck at the Geerts mint in Ixelles.


    DER KAISER–DOM ZU SPEYER ERBAUT 1030–1061, perspective view of the church exterior from the southwest; in three lines in exergue, NACH MANNICHFACHEN ZERSTOERUNGEN / UND UMAENDERUNGEN, / ERNEURT 1854–1858 / Interior view of the cathedral looking down the nave toward the apse from an eyepoint at the extreme right side of the nave central aisle; in seven lines in exergue, LUDWIG I KOENIG VON BAYERN, LIESS DIE CHOERE / MIT GEMAELDEN AUSSCHMÜCKEN 1845–1850 / DURCH JOH : SCHRAUDOLPH. / MAXIMILIAN II KOENIG VON BAYERN, / DIE SCHIFFE DURCH DENSELBEN UND MIT / ORNAMENT DURCH J. SCHWARZMANN / 1851–1853. Edge: A few light marks, otherwise plain.


    Ross M236 (R3); van Hoydonck 199; Reinecke 32. Gem Mint State. Deep brown surfaces, with some darker hints around the obverse devices.


    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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