102299 | GERMANY. Aachen. Aachen Cathedral bronze Medal.
102299 | GERMANY. Aachen. Aachen Cathedral bronze Medal. Issued 1852. Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe series (59mm, 85.86 g, 12h). By J. Wiener in Brussels (after T. Stein) and struck at the Geerts mint in Ixelles.
ZUR FEIER DER HEILIGTHUMSFAHRT 1853, exterior view of the cathedral from the southeast; in three lines in exergue, MÜNSTERKIRCHE ZU AACHEN / NACH IHRER / WIEDERHERSTELLUNG / Interior view of the cathedral looking into the Palatine Chapel; in six lines in exergue, INNERS DER MÜNSTERKIRCHE ZU AACHEN / DAS OCTOGON ERBAUT / VON CARL DEM GROSSEN 796-804 / DAS HOHE CHOR GEGRÜNDET / DURCH GERHARD CHORUS 1353 / BEENDET 1414. Edge: Plain.
Ross M116 (R2); cf. van Hoydonck 46; Reinecke 21. Mint State. Glossy chestnut brown surfaces, with some slight rub upon the highest points and a minor rim bruise noted for completeness.
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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