102466 | NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam. State House bronze Medal.
102466 | NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam. State House bronze Medal. Issued 1850. Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe series (59mm, 87.91 g, 12h). By J. Wiener in Brussels and struck at the Geerts mint in Ixelles.
Three-quarter perspective view of the building's exterior; in five lines in exergue, STADHUIS TE AMSTERDAM / DE EERSTE STEEN GELEGD 20 JAN: 1648 / INGEWYD 29 JULY 1655. / JAC: VAN CAMPEN BOUWMEESTER / A QUELLINUS BEELDHR // Interior view of the State House, from a central vantage point. Edge: Plain.
Ross M66 (R1); van Hoydonck 64; Reinecke 64. Choice Mint State. Somewhat mottled brown surfaces, though with elegant brilliance remaining in the fields. A later die state.
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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