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102773 | BELGIUM. Brussels. Cathedral of Sts. Michel & Gudule bronze Medal.

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    102773  |  BELGIUM. Brussels. Cathedral of Sts. Michel & Gudule bronze Medal. Issued 1845. Churches of Belgium series (50mm, 54.23 g, 12h). By J. Wiener and struck at the Geerts mint in Ixelles.


    DÉDIÉE À ST MICHEL ET À STE GUDULE PAR LAMBERT II COMTE DE LOUVAIN ET DE BRABANT 1047 / HENRI I FAIT ACHEVER LE CHOEUR 1240 PHILIPPE LE BEAU PROCLÉ ROI DE CASTILLE 1506 / LES TRAVAUX DE RESTAURATION COMMENCÉS 1839 SOUS LEOPOLD I / ÈGLISE COLLÉGIALE DE BRUXELLES, perspective exterior view of the cathedral // INTÉRIEUR / DE STE GUDULE, perspective interior view, from a vantage point just left of center. Edge: A few light marks, otherwise plain.


    Ross M16; van Hoydonck 15; Reinecke 6. Mint State. Red-brown surfaces.


    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 highly detailed and intricate work, especially that of Jacques with respect to architectural renderings.


    Upload: 15 April 2024.

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