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Medal of the Royal Floral Society of Brussels, 1860

  • silver (metal)
  • 41.5 mm
  • Inv. 1921-DV

Public Domain

In 1860, the Brussels-based Société royale de Flore celebrated its 200th anniversary. On this occasion, the society had this elegant medal engraved by Leopold Wiener. This depiction of Flora became a standard medal for this society and later for the Société Royale Linnéenne because it is regularly found for all kinds of different occasions. Each time, the reverse is different while the obverse sometimes bears a caption as, for example, for the large gold medal awarded by the Société Royale Linnéenne during the Floralies of the World Fair in Ghent in 1913.

Artist

Leopold Wiener RKD
Venlo 1823 - Brussels 1891
medalistsAAT

Title Medal of the Royal Floral Society of Brussels
Date 1860
Period 19th century
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signatures (names) at the front, at the bottom right of the border: L. WIENER
on the reverse: SOCIÉTÉ ROYALE / DE / FLORE / DE / BRUXELLES / FONDÉE EN / 1660 ;
Collection medals AAT
Object type commemorative medals AAT
membership medal
Inventory number 1921-DV
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/1921-DV
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/8341/manifest.json
https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/8342/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300055865 symbolism (artistic concept) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25G41 flowers Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
48A98333 bunch of flowers ~ ornament Iconclass
48A98333(+0) bunch of flowers ~ ornament (+ variant) Iconclass
92B11221 'Cornucopia', Horn of Plenty Iconclass
96A23 (story of) Flora Iconclass
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