102099 | ITALY. Milano Cathedral bronze Medal.
102099 | ITALY. Milano Cathedral bronze Medal. Issued 1860. Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe series (59mm, 11h). By J. Wiener in Brussels and struck at the Geerts mint in Ixelles.
Exterior view of the cathedral from the southwest; in two lines in exergue, CATEDRALE / DI MILANO / Interior view down the nave looking toward the altar/apse, depicting north and south side aisles as well; in three lines in exergue, PRINCIPATA 1386 / DA GIO: GALEAZZO VISCONTI / FACCIATA DEL PELLEGRINI.
Ross M229 (R1); van Hoydonck 177; Reinecke 47. NGC MS-64 Brown. Charming red-brown surfaces, with a light glossiness and brilliance. For cert verification, please follow this link.
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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