102427 | BELGIUM. Luik (Liège). St. Lambert's Cathedral bronze Méreau.
102427 | 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, 4.32 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 EF-45. Darker brown surfaces, with the typical die crack on the obverse. For cert verification, please follow this link. Popular and haunting type. Please note, PCGS attributes these types incorrectly, as the reference to the De Renesse plate and number should be as referenced here and not on the slab (or in the population report, for that matter).
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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