BELGIUM. Jacques Wiener, medalist in Brussels, Hörstgen, Prussia, 1815 - 1899, Brussels. (Copper), A Selection of Ten Medals from the Series - "Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe", produced from 1848 to 1867, and are all made from bronze, and are about 59 mm in diameter and each weighs approximately 90 g, All are of a rich brown color with mirror-like surfaces; all the obverses show an exterior view of the entire building, while the reverses provide an interior view, usually the nave. They are packed in a custom-made box, which is apparently contemporary wit. The medals are all catalogued following M. Ross, Jacques Wiener's Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe. The Man, Monuments, and Medals. ANS Studies in Medallic Art 4. New York 2019. Any dates appearing in parentheses are known but do not appear on the medal. Rev. Aachen Cathedral (1856), Ross 4; Remagen St. Apollinaris (1853), Ross 6; Bonn Minster (1855), Ross 10; Tourney Cathedral 1857, Ross 15; Reims Cathedral (1859), Ross 23; Vienna St. Stephen's (1860), Ross 25; Speyer Kaiser Dom (1860), Ross 26; Pisa Duomo (1862), Ross 32; Caen, St. Stephen's 1862, Ross 33; and Siena Duomo (1864), Ross 35. All basically as made and most attractive. Some minor marks, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 2100 CHF
Estimate: 1500 CHF