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102080 | BELGIUM. Luik (Liège). St. Lambert's Cathedral bronze Méreau.

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    102080  |  BELGIUM. Luik (Liège). Chapter of St. Lambert's Cathedral bronze Méreau or Communion Token. Dated 1686. Used for the receiving of food during feast day celebrations (20mm, 4.63 g, 6h).

     

    ANNIVERSARIVM, skull and crossbones / ECCLESI LEODI, crossbones between two flames. Edge: Plain.

     

    De Renesse pl. LXXI, 4; Revue Belge 1875, pl. V, 13. PCGS AU-55. Warm brown surfaces, with great overall detail; a few light metal flaws on the reverse, typical for the issue. For cert verification, please follow this link. Popular type, and one of the finest of this type graded by PCGS, especially without the typical die crack running across the jaw and skull.

     

    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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