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102777 | BELGIUM. Tongeren. Notre-Dame Basilica bronze Medal.

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    102777  |  BELGIUM. Tongeren. Notre-Dame Basilica bronze Medal. Issued 1846. Churches of Belgium series (50mm, 53.90 g, 12h). By J. Wiener and struck at the Geerts mint in Ixelles.


    FONDÉE PAR ST MATERNE, AGRANDIE PAR ST SERVAIS, DÉVASTÉE PAR LES HUNS, / RÉTABLIE PAR LE DUC OGER SOUS CHARLEMAGNE 799, CONSACRÉE PAR LÉON III LE 9 MAI 804, / RECONSTRUITE 1240, RESTAURÉE 1848 / ÉGLISE NOTRE DAME / À TONGRES, perspective exterior view of the basilica // Perspective interior view, from a vantage point right down the center. Edge: Plain.


    Ross M17; van Hoydonck 16; Reinecke 14. Choice Mint State. Rich red-brown surfaces, with some lustrous brilliance remaining.


    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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