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102298 | BELGIUM. Brussels. Leopold I/Artistic & Literary Circle bronze Medal.

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    102298  |  BELGIUM. Brussels. Leopold I/Artistic and Literary Circle bronze Medal. Issued 1851 (59mm, 75.39 g, 12h). By J. Wiener.


    A LEOPOLD I ROI DES BELGES LE CERCLE ARISTIQUE ET LETTERAIRE DE BRUXELLES, uniformed bust left / Interior view of the Fête Nationale hall, from a vantage point to the right of center. Edge: Plain.


    Ross M90; van Hoydonck 86; Reinecke 136. Gem Mint State. Glossy chocolate brown surfaces, with a great deal of brilliance in the fields. Compare to a similar example in Stack's Coin Galleries August 2009 auction, lot 6062 (which sold for a total of $690).


    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 Jacob (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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