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102188 | GREAT BRITAIN. Lincoln Cathedral bronze Medal.

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    102188  |  GREAT BRITAIN. Lincoln Cathedral bronze Medal. Issued circa 1845 (60mm, 98.05 g, 12h). By J. Davis in Birmingham.


    Perspective view of the cathedral from the northwest; in three lines in exergue, LINCOLN CATHEDRAL / DEDICATED BY PERMISSION TO / H. R. H. PRINCE ALBERT / INTERIOR OF LINCOLN CATHEDRAL, view within the choir, towards organ screen, from a vantage point just right of center. Edge: Plain.


    BHM 2371; Eimer –; Taylor 7a. Choice Mint State. Warm brown surfaces, with some enchanting brilliance in the fields and great relief. An interesting and fairly scarce piece from a series that very much parallels that of the Wieners, but without nearly as much fanfare.


    Consecrated in 1092 and completed over a century later, Lincoln Cathedral was billed as the tallest building in the world for a period, with its high spire reaching a height of 525 feet. For hundreds of years, it housed one of the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta. Built in the Early Gothic style, noted author John Ruskin declared "...I have always held ... that the cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles and roughly speaking worth any two other cathedrals we have."


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