102467 | ITALY. Venice. St. Mark's Basilica bronze Medal.
102467 | ITALY. Venice. St. Mark's Basilica bronze Medal. Issued 1854. Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe series (59mm, 86.63 g, 12h). By J. Wiener in Brussels and struck at the Geerts mint in Ixelles.
Exterior view of the basilica from the southwest; BASILICA DI S MARCO IN VENEZIA / GIA CAPPELLA DUCALE ORA CATTEDRALE / COSTRUTTA 828 INCENDIATA 976 / RECOSTRUITA 977 CONTINUATA 1045 / COMPITA 1071 // Interior view with a sightline down the nave, from an eyepoint located west of the choir and to the right side of the central aisle. Edge: Plain.
Ross M145 (R1); van Hoydonck 65; Reinecke 52. Choice Mint State. Glossy chocolate brown surfaces, with great lustrous brilliance. Compare to an example in Stack's Bowers CCO (27 February 2023), lot 71267 (graded "Almost Uncirculated," which sold for a total of $528).
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.
Upload: 17 July 2023.